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Typhoon and Agricultural Production Portfolio Empirical Evidence for a Developing Economy

Thi Xuyen Tran ()
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Thi Xuyen Tran: Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg, Postal: Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg, Department of Economics, Holstenhofweg 85, 22043 Hamburg

No 188/2021, Working Paper from Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg

Abstract: In this paper, we investigate whether and how households adjust their agricultural practices such as cultivation and livestock to adapt to a severe typhoon.We, therefore, make use of a natural experiment coming from the strong typhoon Ketsana in 2009. We apply the difference-in-differences approach using micro-data on household level and spatial data of this severe typhoon. Our empirical findings suggest that households alter their agricultural activities in response to a strong typhoon. While they decrease the crops-planted area, they tend to purchase more livestock in the short term and in the medium term. Our paper not only indicates the adjustment to the crop-livestock system as an adaptation strategy to a severe typhoon, but it also is a warning about the contraction of crops production in the aftermath of this type of event.

Keywords: Typhoon; Agriculture; Crops; Livestock; Vietnam (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O12 O13 Q12 Q15 Q54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 32 pages
Date: 2021-05-06
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr, nep-dev, nep-env and nep-sea
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