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Hou paper on fiscal response to natural disasters published in National Tax Journal

Mar 1, 2018

Measuring the Financial Shocks of Natural Disasters: A Panel Study of U.S. States

Qing Miao, Yilin Hou & Michael Abrigo

National Tax Journal

Yilin Hou

Yilin Hou


Yilin Hou, professor of public administration and international affairs, co-authored an article, "Measuring the Financial Shocks of Natural Disasters: A Panel Study of U.S. States," that was published in the National Tax Journal. The findings suggest that disaster-induced additional spending is largely financed through federal transfers, which include not only disaster relief funds but also non-disaster-related public welfare assistance. 03/01/18