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Terrorism, hurricanes, economic crises: Learning through exogenous shocks

Economists seem to have a conspicuous interest in unexpected, far-reaching or even catastrophic events. In most cases, though, this interest does not reflect a tendency for cruel fascination and sensationalism, but stems from the academic desire to uncover meaningful causal … Continue reading

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Backlash against Muslim immigrants after terrorist attacks harms integration and the economy

The recent rise in the number and intensity of fundamentalist Islamic terrorist attacks occurring in several Western cities could, as it has in previous situations, inflame an aggressive socio-political atmosphere against Muslims. How does this affect the integration of Muslim … Continue reading

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Terrorist attacks also affect future generations

Terrorist attacks have detrimental effects not only on those directly affected as victims. The negative consequences also extend to future generations, according to a new IZA Discussion Paper by Climent Quintana-Domeque and Pedro RĂ³denas-Serrano. Unborn babies show a number of … Continue reading

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