【预告】5月10号学术午餐会第14期：The impact of natural disasters on pro-social behavior: A case study from typhoon Yolanda in Panay, Philippines
主讲人：Björn Vollan, Robert Bosch Junior Professor 德国马堡大学
主持人：周晔馨 副教授 北京师范大学经济与资源管理研究院
Björn Vollan is the Robert Bosch Junior Professor for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources. His research agenda combines questions pertaining to environmental economics, development economics and behavioral economics. Moreover, he has published a great deal of papers on Science, European Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, World Development, Environment and Development Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Institutional Economics, etc.
Solidarity is considered an important aspect of post disaster recovery. We investigate the effect of an exceptionally strong tropical typhoon (Yolanda, November 2013) using an unique experimental panel data set collected in 30 villages in the region of the Western Visayas in the Philippines before and after the disaster (2012 & 2016). In both years, 810 participants took part in our experiments, whereas 449 individuals participated in both samples. We also collected experimental data from children. We observe short term effects of the degree of exposure to solidarity after priming participants towards typhoon Yolanda but no long-term effects. We discuss heterogeneous responses as well as data from focus group discussion which also reveal short term increases in solidarity in highly affected areas.