Thomas K. J. McDermott

SEMRU, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway

University Road

Galway, Co. Kildare

Ireland

http://https://thomaskjmcdermott.wordpress.com

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Post-doctoral researcher

Houghton Street

London, WC2A 2AE

Great Britain

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (12)

1.

Is Gold a Safe Haven? International Evidence

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 08 Dec 2009
Dirk G. Baur and Thomas K. J. McDermott
University of Western Australia - Business School and SEMRU, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway
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gold, safe haven, financial markets, uncertainty

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Financial Turmoil and Safe Haven Assets

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 12 May 2013
Dirk G. Baur and Thomas K. J. McDermott
University of Western Australia - Business School and SEMRU, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway
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safe haven, safe assets, uncertainty, gold, US government bonds, Ellsberg decision rule, ambiguity-aversion, black swan event, contagion

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The Effects of Natural Disasters on Human Capital Accumulation

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 27 Feb 2012
Thomas K. J. McDermott
SEMRU, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway
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natural disasters, epidemics, human capital, credit markets, development

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Why is Gold a Safe Haven? (Presentation Slides)

Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 03 May 2016
Dirk G. Baur and Thomas K. J. McDermott
University of Western Australia - Business School and SEMRU, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway
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safe haven; safe assets; gold; US government bonds; flight to quality; flight to gold; decision-making under stress; local thinking

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The Luck of the Development Draw: Environmental Volatility and the Takeoff to Modern Economic Growth

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 17 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2013
Thomas K. J. McDermott, Frank Barry and Richard S. J. Tol
SEMRU, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, Trinity College (Dublin) - School of Business Studies and The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin
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development, takeoff, economic growth, environmental volatility, rainfall

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Reconciling Conflicting Evidence on the Origins of Comparative Development: A Finite Mixture Model Approach

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 17 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2013
Thomas K. J. McDermott
SEMRU, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway
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comparative development, institutions, geography, finite mixture models, Monte Carlo simulations

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Disasters and Development: Natural Disasters, Credit Constraints and Economic Growth

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 18 May 2011 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2013
Thomas K. J. McDermott, Frank Barry and Richard S. J. Tol
SEMRU, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, Trinity College (Dublin) - School of Business Studies and The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin
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natural disasters, financial development, economic growth

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On Cooperation

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Mar 2012
Thomas K. J. McDermott
SEMRU, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway
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cooperation, competition, evolution, economic dynamism, innovation

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Investing in Disaster Risk Management in an Uncertain Climate

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7631
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Thomas K. J. McDermott
SEMRU, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway
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Industrial Economics, Science of Climate Change, Economic Conditions and Volatility, Climate Change and Health, Climate Change and Environment, Inequality, Economic Theory & Research, Economic Growth

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Cities and the Sea Level

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP16004
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 14 May 2021
Yatang Lin, Thomas K. J. McDermott and Guy Michaels
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), SEMRU, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - London School of Economics
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Climate, Urbanization, and Conflict: The Effects of Weather Shocks and Floods on Urban Social Disorder

Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 588
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 04 May 2020
David Castells-Quintana and Thomas K. J. McDermott
Autonomous University of Barcelona - Department of Applied Economics and SEMRU, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway
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climate change, conflict, floods, migration, rainfall, social disorder, urbanization

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Population Displacement and Urban Conflict: Global Evidence from More than 3300 Flood Events

Documento CEDE No. 26
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 10 May 2021
Autonomous University of Barcelona - Department of Applied Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics and SEMRU, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway
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climate change; floods; displacement; urbanization; conflict; social disorder