Economic Effects of Natural Disasters

Economic Effects of Natural Disasters
Author: Taha Chaiechi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2020-10-16
ISBN 10: 0128174668
ISBN 13: 9780128174661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economic Effects of Natural Disasters Book Review:

Economic Effects of Natural Disasters explores how natural disasters affect sources of economic growth and development. Using theoretical econometrics and real-world data, and drawing on advances in climate change economics, the book shows scholars and researchers how to use various research methods and techniques to investigate and respond to natural disasters. No other book presents empirical frameworks for the evaluation of the quality of macroeconomic research practice with a focus on climate change and natural disasters. Because many of these subjects are so large, different regions of the world use different approaches, hence this resource presents tailored economic applications and evidence. Connects economic theories and empirical work in climate change to natural disaster research Shows how advances in climate change and natural disaster research can be implemented in micro- and macroeconomic simulation models Addresses structural changes in countries afflicted by climate change and natural disasters

The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters

The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters
Author: Debarati Guha-Sapir,Indhira Santos
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2013-05-23
ISBN 10: 0199841934
ISBN 13: 9780199841936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters focuses on concerns of poverty and vulnerability amongst natural disaster zones. Written by a collection of scholars in disaster management and sustainable development, the report provides an overview of the general trends in natural disasters and their effects by focusing on a critical analysis of different methodologies used to assess the economic impact of natural disasters.

Understanding the economic and financial impacts of natural disasters

Understanding the economic and financial impacts of natural disasters
Author: Charlotte Benson,Edward J. Clay
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780821356852
ISBN 13: 0821356852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Economics of Natural Disasters

The Economics of Natural Disasters
Author: Douglas C. Dacy,Howard Kunreuther
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1969
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105034919121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Change and Natural Disasters

Climate Change and Natural Disasters
Author: Vinod Thomas
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2017-01-31
ISBN 10: 1412864526
ISBN 13: 9781412864527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Natural Disasters Book Review:

The start of the new millennium will be remembered for deadly climate-related disasters—the great floods in Thailand in 2011, Super Storm Sandy in the United States in 2012, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, to name a few. In 2014, 17.5 million people were displaced by climate-related disasters, ten times more than the 1.7 million displaced by geophysical hazards. What is causing the increase in natural disasters and what effect does it have on the economy? Climate Change and Natural Disasters sends three messages: human-made factors exert a growing influence on climate-related disasters; because of the link to anthropogenic factors, there is a pressing need for climate mitigation; and prevention, including climate adaptation, ought not to be viewed as a cost to economic growth but as an investment. Ultimately, attention to climate-related disasters, arguably the most tangible manifestation of global warming, may help mobilize broader climate action. It can also be instrumental in transitioning to a path of low-carbon, green growth, improving disaster resilience, improving natural resource use, and caring for the urban environment. Vinod Thomas proposes that economic growth will become sustainable only if governments, political actors, and local communities combine natural disaster prevention and controlling climate change into national growth strategies. When considering all types of capital, particularly human capital, climate action can drive economic growth, rather than hinder it.

The Impacts of Natural Disasters

The Impacts of Natural Disasters
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee on Assessing the Costs of Natural Disasters
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 80
Release: 1999-05-06
ISBN 10: 0309063949
ISBN 13: 9780309063944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Impacts of Natural Disasters Book Review:

We in the United States have almost come to accept natural disasters as part of our nation's social fabric. News of property damage, economic and social disruption, and injuries follow earthquakes, fires, floods and hurricanes. Surprisingly, however, the total losses that follow these natural disasters are not consistently calculated. We have no formal system in either the public or private sector for compiling this information. The National Academies recommends what types of data should be assembled and tracked.

Economic Impacts and Emergency Management of Disasters in China

Economic Impacts and Emergency Management of Disasters in China
Author: Xianhua Wu,Ji Guo
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9811613192
ISBN 13: 9789811613197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economic Impacts and Emergency Management of Disasters in China Book Review:

This book uses cutting-edge methods, such as big data mining methods on social media, generalized difference in difference, inoperational input-output models, improved data envelopment analysis, improved computable general equilibrium and others to calculate the economic impacts of climate and environmental disasters on China. This book provides the ideas, methods and cases of the redistribution of air pollution emissions in China through evaluating the benefits of meteorological disaster services and meteorological financial insurance. Using big data resources and data mining methods, as well as econometric models, etc., this book provides a comprehensive assessment of the economic impact of disasters in China and studies China's counterpart aid policy and international aid policy for disasters. This book is an academic monograph devoted to the China case study. The intended readership includes academics, government officials, graduate students and people concerned about China.

Government at a Glance 2017

Government at a Glance 2017
Author: Collectif
Publsiher: OECD
Total Pages: 595
Release: 2017-07-13
ISBN 10: 926426874X
ISBN 13: 9789264268746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Government at a Glance 2017 Book Review:

Government at a Glance 2017 provides the latest available data on public administrations in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Lithuania, the Russian Federation, and South Africa. This edition contains new indicators on public sector emploympent, institutions, budgeting practices and procedures, regulatory governance, risk management and communication, open government data and public sector innovation. This edition also includes for the first time a number of scorecards comparing the level of access, responsiveness and quality of services in three key areas: health care, education and justice. Each indicator in the publication is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of graphs and/or charts illustrating variations across countries and over time, brief descriptive analyses highlighting the major findings conveyed by the data, and a methodological section on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability. A database containing qualitative and quantitative indicators on government is available on line. It is updated twice a year as new data are released.

The Impact of Natural Disasters on Systemic Political and Social Inequities in the U S

The Impact of Natural Disasters on Systemic Political and Social Inequities in the U S
Author: Paul S. Adams,Geoffrey L. Wood
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-11-16
ISBN 10: 1793628009
ISBN 13: 9781793628008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Impact of Natural Disasters on Systemic Political and Social Inequities in the U.S. examines how natural disasters impact social inequality in the United States. The contributors cover topics such as criminal justice, demographics, economics, history, political science, and sociology to show how effects of natural disasters vary by social and economic class in the United States. This volume studies social and political mechanisms in disaster response and relief that enable natural disasters to worsen inequalities in America and offers potential solutions.

On the Economic Effects of Natural Disasters

On the Economic Effects of Natural Disasters
Author: Julio Gustavo Fournier Gabela
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1231966518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Managing Disaster Risk in Emerging Economies

Managing Disaster Risk in Emerging Economies
Author: Alcira Kreimer,Margaret Arnold
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780821347263
ISBN 13: 0821347268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Disaster Risk in Emerging Economies Book Review:

In 1999 natural catastrophes and man-made disasters claimed more than 105,000 lives, 95 percent of them in the developing world, and caused economic losses of around US$100 billion. In 1998 the twin disasters of the Yangtze and Hurrican Mitch accounted for two-thirds of the US$65 billion loss. The geographical areas affected may vary, but one constant is that the per capita burden of catastrophic losses is dramatically higher in developing countries. To respond to an increased demand to assist disaster rcovery programmes, the World Bank set up the Disaster Management Facility in 1998, to help provide the Bank with a more rapid and strategic response to disaster emergencies. The DMF focuses on risk identification, risk reduction, and risk sharing/transfer, the three major topics in this volume. The DMF also promotes strategic alliances with key private, government, multilateral and nongovernmental organisations to ensure the inclusion of disaster risk reduction as a central value of development. The most important of these partnerships is the ProVention Consortium, launched in February 2000, based on the premise that we must all take responsibility for making the new millennium a safer one.

Unbreakable

Unbreakable
Author: Stephane Hallegatte,Adrien Vogt-Schilb,Mook Bangalore,Julie Rozenberg
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2016-11-24
ISBN 10: 1464810044
ISBN 13: 9781464810046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unbreakable Book Review:

'Economic losses from natural disasters totaled $92 billion in 2015.' Such statements, all too commonplace, assess the severity of disasters by no other measure than the damage inflicted on buildings, infrastructure, and agricultural production. But $1 in losses does not mean the same thing to a rich person that it does to a poor person; the gravity of a $92 billion loss depends on who experiences it. By focusing on aggregate losses—the traditional approach to disaster risk—we restrict our consideration to how disasters affect those wealthy enough to have assets to lose in the first place, and largely ignore the plight of poor people. This report moves beyond asset and production losses and shifts its attention to how natural disasters affect people’s well-being. Disasters are far greater threats to well-being than traditional estimates suggest. This approach provides a more nuanced view of natural disasters than usual reporting, and a perspective that takes fuller account of poor people’s vulnerabilities. Poor people suffer only a fraction of economic losses caused by disasters, but they bear the brunt of their consequences. Understanding the disproportionate vulnerability of poor people also makes the case for setting new intervention priorities to lessen the impact of natural disasters on the world’s poor, such as expanding financial inclusion, disaster risk and health insurance, social protection and adaptive safety nets, contingent finance and reserve funds, and universal access to early warning systems. Efforts to reduce disaster risk and poverty go hand in hand. Because disasters impoverish so many, disaster risk management is inseparable from poverty reduction policy, and vice versa. As climate change magnifies natural hazards, and because protection infrastructure alone cannot eliminate risk, a more resilient population has never been more critical to breaking the cycle of disaster-induced poverty.

A Safer Future

A Safer Future
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,U.S. National Committee for the Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 76
Release: 1991-02-01
ISBN 10: 0309045460
ISBN 13: 9780309045469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Initial priorities for U.S. participation in the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, declared by the United Nations, are contained in this volume. It focuses on seven issues: hazard and risk assessment; awareness and education; mitigation; preparedness for emergency response; recovery and reconstruction; prediction and warning; learning from disasters; and U.S. participation internationally. The committee presents its philosophy of calls for broad public and private participation to reduce the toll of disasters.

Natural Disasters and Climate Change

Natural Disasters and Climate Change
Author: Stéphane Hallegatte
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2014-09-17
ISBN 10: 3319089331
ISBN 13: 9783319089331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book explores economic concepts related to disaster losses, describes mechanisms that determine the economic consequences of a disaster, and reviews methodologies for making decisions regarding risk management and adaptation. The author addresses the need for better understanding of the consequences of disasters and reviews and analyzes three scientific debates on linkage between disaster risk management and adaptation to climate change. The first involves the existence and magnitude of long-term economic impact of natural disasters on development. The second is the disagreement over whether any development is the proper solution to high vulnerability to disaster risk. The third debate involves the difficulty of drawing connections between natural disasters and climate change and the challenge in managing them through an integrated strategy. The introduction describes economic views of disaster, including direct and indirect costs, output and welfare losses, and use of econometric tools to measure losses. The next section defines disaster risk, delineates between “good” and “bad” risk-taking, and discusses a pathway to balanced growth. A section entitled “Trends in Hazards and the Role of Climate Change” sets scenarios for climate change analysis, discusses statistical and physical models for downscaling global climate scenarios to extreme event scenarios, and considers how to consider extremes of hot and cold, storms, wind, drought and flood. Another section analyzes case studies on hurricanes and the US coastline; sea-level rises and storm surge in Copenhagen; and heavy precipitation in Mumbai. A section on Methodologies for disaster risk management includes a study on cost-benefit analysis of coastal protections in New Orleans, and one on early-warning systems in developing countries. The next section outlines decision-making in disaster risk management, including robust decision-making, No-regret and No-risk strategies; and strategies that reduce time horizons for decision-making. Among the conclusions is the assertion that risk management policies must recognize the benefits of risk-taking and avoid suppressing it entirely. The main message is that a combination of disaster-risk-reduction, resilience-building and adaptation policies can yield large potential gains and synergies.

Economics Of Natural Disasters

Economics Of Natural Disasters
Author: Euston Quah,Suman Kumari Sharma
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-12-12
ISBN 10: 981472324X
ISBN 13: 9789814723244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economics Of Natural Disasters Book Review:

Unlike existing books on the topic that cover more on non-economic aspects of natural disasters, this book covers economic aspects of natural disasters viz damage assessment, risk management and resilience. The book contains several case studies and covers some of the major natural disasters in different countries, most notably the recent Nepal earthquake, tsunami in Fukushima, the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, floods in Thailand, the typhoon Haiyan, and the eruptions of Mount Merapi. It also suggests avenues for better public policies to tackle economics of natural disasters.

The Economic Impact of Natural Disasters in Pacific Island Countries Adaptation and Preparedness

The Economic Impact of Natural Disasters in Pacific Island Countries  Adaptation and Preparedness
Author: Dongyeol Lee,Huan Zhang,Chau Nguyen
Publsiher: International Monetary Fund
Total Pages: 37
Release: 2018-05-10
ISBN 10: 1484353285
ISBN 13: 9781484353288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economic Impact of Natural Disasters in Pacific Island Countries Adaptation and Preparedness Book Review:

Pacific island countries are highly vulnerable to various natural disasters which are destructive, unpredictable and occur frequently. The frequency and scale of these shocks heightens the importance of medium-term economic and fiscal planning to minimize the adverse impact of disasters on economic development. This paper identifies the intensity of natural disasters for each country in the Pacific based on the distribution of damage and population affected by disasters, and estimates the impact of disasters on economic growth and international trade using a panel regression. The results show that “severe” disasters have a significant and negative impact on economic growth and lead to a deterioration of the fiscal and trade balance. We also find that the negative impact on growth is stronger for more intense disasters. Going further this paper proposes a simple and consistent method to adjust IMF staff’s economic projections and debt sustainability analysis for disaster shocks for the Pacific islands. Better incorporating the economic impact of natural disasters in the medium- and long-term economic planning would help policy makers improve fiscal policy decisions and to be better adapted and prepared for natural disasters.

Understanding the Economic and Financial Impacts of Natural Disasters

Understanding the Economic and Financial Impacts of Natural Disasters
Author: Charlotte Benson,Edward J. Clay
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 119
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822033279829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Economic and Financial Impacts of Natural Disasters Book Review:

Disaster prevention and mitigation are integral to development activities. In February 2000, the World Bank's Disaster Management Facility initiated a three-year study on the economic and financial consequences of natural disasters with the support of the U.K. Department for International Development.

Regional Economic Impacts of Terrorist Attacks Natural Disasters and Metropolitan Policies

Regional Economic Impacts of Terrorist Attacks  Natural Disasters and Metropolitan Policies
Author: Harry W. Richardson,Qisheng Pan,JiYoung Park,James E. Moore II
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN 10: 9783319366746
ISBN 13: 3319366742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regional Economic Impacts of Terrorist Attacks Natural Disasters and Metropolitan Policies Book Review:

This book presents a multiregional input-output model for the metropolitan area of Southern California, which helps to estimate the economic impact of simulated terrorist attacks on seaports, malls etc. as well as of natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis. The authors also analyze the economic and social effects of metropolitan policies such as growth controls, neighborhood gentrification or road-congestion charges. The model presented in the book has evolved over a period of 25 years and requires a very substantial computer capacity.

Natural Disasters Economic Effects of Hurricanes Katrina Sandy Harvey and Irma 709293

Natural Disasters  Economic Effects of Hurricanes Katrina  Sandy  Harvey  and Irma  709293
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1229545768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Natural Hazards Unnatural Disasters

Natural Hazards  Unnatural Disasters
Author: United Nations
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0821380508
ISBN 13: 9780821380505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Hazards Unnatural Disasters Book Review:

"A combination of case studies, data on many scales, and application of economic principles...[this report] provides an understanding of the relative roles of the market, government intervention, and social institutions in determining and improving both the prevention and the response to hazardous occurrences."-Kenneth J. Arrow, Nobel Prize in Economics, 1972