Thomas K. J. McDermott

University College Cork

Lecturer

5 Bloomfield Terrace Western Road

Cork

Ireland

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

9

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Scholarly Papers (9)

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 University College Cork
Downloads 1,132 (10,174)
Citation 16

Abstract:

gold, safe haven, financial markets, uncertainty

2.

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 University College Cork
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Citation 1

Abstract:

safe haven, safe assets, uncertainty, gold, US government bonds, Ellsberg decision rule, ambiguity-aversion, black swan event, contagion

3.

The Effects of Natural Disasters on Human Capital Accumulation

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 27 Feb 2012
Thomas K. J. McDermott
University College Cork
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Abstract:

natural disasters, epidemics, human capital, credit markets, development

4.

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
University College Cork, Trinity College (Dublin) - School of Business Studies and The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin
Downloads 48 (307,945)

Abstract:

development, takeoff, economic growth, environmental volatility, rainfall

5.

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
University College Cork
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Abstract:

comparative development, institutions, geography, finite mixture models, Monte Carlo simulations

6.

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
University College Cork, Trinity College (Dublin) - School of Business Studies and The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin
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Citation 2

Abstract:

natural disasters, ļ¬nancial development, economic growth

7.

On Cooperation

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Mar 2012
Thomas K. J. McDermott
University College Cork
Downloads 31 (361,234)

Abstract:

cooperation, competition, evolution, economic dynamism, innovation

8.

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 University College Cork
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Abstract:

safe haven; safe assets; gold; US government bonds; flight to quality; flight to gold; decision-making under stress; local thinking

9.

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
University College Cork
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Abstract:

Industrial Economics, Science of Climate Change, Economic Conditions and Volatility, Climate Change and Health, Climate Change and Environment, Inequality, Economic Theory & Research, Economic Growth