Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Economics

First Advisor

Partha Deb

Second Advisor

Jessica Van Parys

Academic Program Adviser

Randall Filer

Abstract

This study’s objective is to evaluate the effect of Hurricane Sandy on the long-term mental health of New Yorkers. Health data spanning from 2010-2014 was obtained through the Community Health Survey. Difference-in-differences regressions were employed to evaluate the relationship. The results show Hurricane Sandy had no statistically significant effect on any key mental health variables.

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