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The economic impacts of natural disasters

Author: Debarati Guha-Sapir; Indhira Santos; Alexandre Borde
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, cop. 2013.
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"Since the turn of the millennium, more than one million people have been killed and 2.3 billion others have been directly affected by natural disasters around the world. In cases like the 2010 Haiti earthquake or the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, these disasters have time and time again wrecked large populations and national infrastructures. While recognizing that improved rescue, evacuation, and disease control are  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debarati Guha-Sapir; Indhira Santos; Alexandre Borde
ISBN: 9780199841936 0199841934
OCLC Number: 862996989
Description: 1 vol. (xii-326 p.) : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: An overview of natural disaster trends, risk management analysis, and mitigation policies in a changing climate. The frequency and impact of natural disasters / Debarati Guha-Sapir ... [et al.] --
The interlinkages between natural disasters and economic development / Ajay Chhibber and Rachid Laajaj --
Valuing the impacts of natural disasters and the economic benefits of preventing them / Ståle Navrud and Kristin Magnussen --
Cost-benefit analysis of disaster risk management and climate adaptation : the case of Bangladesh / Reinhard Mechler and K. M. Nabiul Islam --
Challenges ahead : risk management and cost-benefit analysis in a changing climate / Stéphane Hallegatte --
Natural disasters and the insurance industry / Angelika Wirtz --
Natural disaster mitigation policies / Ricardo Zapata-Marti --
Case studies of natural disasters. Natural disasters in Vietnam : a synthesis from a socioeconomic perspective / Tran Huu Tuan and Bui Dung The ; Natural disaster mitigation in West Bengal / Debesh Chakratborty ... [et al.] --
How do households manage the effects of natural disasters? The role of interhousehold transfers in Nicaragua / Indhira Santos --
The economic impact of earthquakes on households : evidence from Japan / Yasuyuki Sawada --
Urban and nonagricultural impacts of flooding and their assessments : the case of Bangladesh / K.M. Nabiul Islam --
The economics of flood disaster management in the Netherlands / Roy Brouwer and Marije Schaafsma.
Responsibility: edited by Debarati Guha-Sapir, Indhira Santos, Alexandre Borde.
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"Since the turn of the millennium, more than one million people have been killed and 2.3 billion others have been directly affected by natural disasters around the world. In cases like the 2010 Haiti earthquake or the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, these disasters have time and time again wrecked large populations and national infrastructures. While recognizing that improved rescue, evacuation, and disease control are crucial to reducing the effects of natural disasters, in the final analysis, poverty remains the main risk factor determining the long-term impact of natural hazards. Furthermore, natural disasters have themselves a tremendous impact on the poorest of the poor, who are often ill-prepared to deal with natural hazards and for whom a hurricane, an earthquake, or a drought can mean a permanent submersion in poverty. The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters focuses on these concerns for poverty and vulnerability. Written by a collection of esteemed 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. Economic Impacts presents six national case studies (Bangladesh, Vietnam, India, Nicaragua, Japan and the Netherlands) and shows how household surveys and country-level macroeconomic data can analyze and quantify the economic impact of disasters. The researchers within Economic Impacts have created path-breaking work and have opened new avenues for thinking and debate to push forward the frontiers of knowledge on economics of natural disasters."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

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