Don’t Let Puerto Rico Fall Into an Economic Abyss

by Trevor Houser | September 29, 2017
New York Times

In a New York Times op-ed, Rhodium’s Trevor Houser and Climate Impact Lab co-director Solomon Hsiang estimate the cost of Hurricane Maria to the Puerto Rican economy and highligh the importance of a large, timely, sustained and well-designed disaster relief aid package in mitigating the damage. They find that in just 12 hours, Maria may have set Puerto Rico back by 26 years.

A more detailed discussion of the analysis is available on the Climate Impact Lab web site here.