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Part 2, Kevin Kliesen's Presentation: The Economic Impact of Natural Disasters

Nov. 14, 2017 | St. Louis

Business economist and research officer Kevin Kliesen gave an overview of natural disasters in 2017 and historically. Their economic effects range from gas price and employment rate changes to increased demand for labor and products like cement when recoveries get under way. The larger economy will recover fairly quickly, but economic effects from the disasters will persist much longer at the local level, he said.

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