The Role of Global Supply Chains in the Transmission of Shocks: Firm-Level Evidence from the 2011 Tōhoku Earthquake

Posted: 1 Apr 2016

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Nitya Pandalai-Nayar

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Aaron Flaaen

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Christoph Boehm

University of Texas at Austin

Date Written: May 2, 2016

Abstract

The April 2016 Kumamoto earthquake in southwest Japan has sent ripple effects through global supply chains. Toyota, Honda and Sony halted most Japanese production following the quake, and more recently General Motors announced production stoppages at four North American plants, citing parts shortages. Such far-reaching consequences of natural disasters are not without precedent.

Suggested Citation

Pandalai-Nayar, Nitya and Flaaen, Aaron and Boehm, Christoph, The Role of Global Supply Chains in the Transmission of Shocks: Firm-Level Evidence from the 2011 Tōhoku Earthquake (May 2, 2016). FEDS Notes No. 2016-05-02, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3723927 or http://dx.doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.1765

Nitya Pandalai-Nayar

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