Thomas K. McDermott
Personal webpage URL: https://sites.google.com/site/thomaskjmcdermott/
Discipline: Environmental and Development Economics
Qualifications: B.Comm., M.Sc.
Funding grant(s) (if any): Ussher Fellowship
Date of registration: October 2009
Research topic : “Climate shocks, long term economic growth and development”
Research topic abstract
My research is at the intersection of environmental and development economics. In particular, my work to date has focussed on the macroeconomic effects of natural disasters and on the relationship between environmental volatility and long-term economic development.
McDermott, T.K.J. (2011). On Natural Disasters and Economic Development. Trinity College Dublin Journal of Postgraduate Research, 10, 54-66.
Baur, D.G. & T. K. McDermott (2010). Is Gold a Safe Haven? International Evidence. Journal of Banking and Finance, 34 (8), 1886-98.
McDermott, T.K.J., Frank Barry and Richard S.J. Tol, (2011). Disasters and Development: Natural Disasters, Credit Constraints and Economic Growth. Available as a IIIS Discussion Paper, No. 363.
Work in Progress:
"The luck of the development draw: Environmental volatility and the takeoff to modern economic growth."
"The effects of natural disasters on human capital accumulation."
"Investor behaviour under uncertainty: An analysis of safe haven trading in bonds and gold" (with Dirk Baur).