The Economics of Natural and Unnatural Disasters

Title

The Economics of Natural and Unnatural Disasters

Department

Economics

Document Type

Book

Files

Description

The essays presented here give the reader a sample of the sort of research now being undertaken on the economics of disasters. Several themes long dominant in this literature are thoroughly discussed. These include the ability of potential disaster victims to accurately assess the risks they face, the role of incentives in ensuring that mitigation efforts are undertaken, the adequacy of our evaluation of the impact of disasters on economies, and discussion of the effectiveness of current government policies toward disaster prevention and relief.

ISBN

978-0880993623

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

City

Kalamazoo

Keywords

disasters, economic aspects.

Disciplines

Economics

Comments

Professor William S. Kern is editor of this book.