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Handbook on the Economics of Disasters

9781839103728 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Mark Skidmore, Professor of Economics/Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics/Department of Economics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, US
Publication Date: October 2022 ISBN: 978 1 83910 372 8 Extent: c 576 pp
Evaluating the myriad dimensions of how disasters can affect economic activity and decision-making, this cutting-edge Handbook presents a timely analysis of the conditions that reduce or exacerbate disaster impacts. Addressing developments in research on disaster economics, internationally recognized scholars combine theoretical considerations with empirical methods to expand and improve the field of disaster mitigation.

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Evaluating the myriad dimensions of how disasters can affect economic activity and decision-making, this cutting-edge Handbook presents a timely analysis of the conditions that reduce or exacerbate disaster impacts.

Addressing developments in research on disaster economics, internationally recognized scholars explore the role of both the private and public sectors in managing and mitigating disasters. Chapters discuss important theoretical considerations in the evaluation of the impacts of disasters on economic activity, including the behavioral consequences, biases and heuristics, and risk preferences. Delving deeper into disaster economics, the Handbook then presents empirical methods and applications used in modelling disaster impact evaluation, with research focusing on impacts on economic growth, government fiscal and social conditions, well-being, and migration. Informed by the latest research on the economics of pandemics, the Handbook concludes by presenting novel approaches to evaluating and improving risk management, resilience, recovery and adaptability in the face of disasters.

A valuable resource for conducting research, this Handbook will prove vital to students and scholars of developmental and environmental economics. Providing a broad range of guidance from disaster response experts, it will also prove useful to practitioners and policymakers concerned with the economics of disasters.
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‘The Handbook on the Economics of Disasters is a masterpiece. It is an indispensable resource for those who want to understand and conduct research on how economic decisions and regional/national economies are affected by disasters.’
– Hideki Toya, Nagoya City University, Japan

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Contributors include: Laura Acevedo, Laura Bakkensen, Oscar Becerra, Michael Berlemann, Patricia Born, Wouter Botzen, Christopher J. Boudreaux, Eduardo A. Cavallo, Graciela Chichilnisky, Marc N. Conte, Alexander W. Craig, Jesús Crespo Cuaresma, Tatyana Deryugina, Noah Dormady, Peter Eisenberger, Monica Escaleras, Marina Eurich, Stefanie Haeffele, Stephane Hallegatte, Anand Jha, J. Bradley Karl, Bhagyashree Katare, Scott Knowles, Howard Kunreuther, Maria I. Marshall, Blain Morin, Ilan Noy, Yasuhide Okuyama, Adam Rose, Yasuyuki Sawada, Mark Skidmore, Virgil Henry Storr, Swenja Surminski, Richard Tol, Yoshiro Tsutsui, Tomas Uher, Corinne Valdivia, Brian Walsh, Eiji Yamamura, Chisako Yamane, Shoko Yamane
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