Economic Applications in Disaster Research, Mitigation, and Planning [Chapter 18] [open pdf - 259KB]
From the Abstract: "This chapter examines the contributions of the economics discipline to disaster research, mitigation, and planning. Economics offers modeling techniques for assessing the impacts of disasters, theories of development for understanding the choices that individuals and firms make in selecting residential and business locations, approaches for risk and vulnerability assessment in insurance and disaster planning, and policy insights in each of these areas that are affected by the political economy. The chapter gives particular attention to common and emerging techniques for assessing the indirect economic impacts of disaster events offering an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of each analytic approach."
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McEntire, David A. (Ed.). Disciplines, Disasters and Emergency Management: The Convergence and Divergence of Concepts, Issues and Trends from the Research Literature. Emmitsburg, MD: Emergency Management Institute, Spring 2006. ch.18