• 1 Department of Economics, University of Wah, Quaid Avenue, Wah Cantt, Pakistan
  • 2 Department of Economics, University of Wah, Quaid Avenue, Wah Cantt, Pakistan.
  • 3 Arriyadh Community College, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 4 College of Business Administration, King Saud University, Muzahimiyah, Saudi Arabia
  • 5 Faculty of Humanities and Research Interest Group in Educational Technology, Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 6 School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
  • 7 Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int, 2019 May;26(14):14287-14299.
PMID: 30864039 DOI: 10.1007/s11356-019-04755-5


The objective of the study is to examine the impact of natural disasters on external migration, price level, poverty incidence, health expenditures, energy and environmental resources, water demand, financial development, and economic growth in a panel of selected Asian countries for a period of 2005-2017. The results confirm that natural disasters in the form of storm and flood largely increase migration, price level, and poverty incidence, which negatively influenced country's economic resources, including enlarge healthcare expenditures, high energy demand, and low economic growth. The study further presented the following results: i) natural resource depletion increases external migration, ii) FDI inflows increase price level, iii) increase healthcare spending and energy demand decreases poverty headcount, iv) poverty incidence and mortality rate negatively influenced healthcare expenditures, v) industrialization increases energy demand, and vi) agriculture value added, fertilizer, and cereal yields required more water supply to produce greater yield. The study emphasized the need to magnify the intensity of natural disasters and create natural disaster mitigation unit to access the human and infrastructure cost and attempt quick recovery for global prosperity.

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