Macroeconomic Risk Management Against Natural Disasters

Analysis focussed on governments in developing countries

Authors: Hochrainer, Stefan

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Natural disasters cause considerable economic damage. While developed countries usually are able to cope with the impacts of natural hazards, developing countries are faced with severe consequences for their resources. In order to prevent long-term macroeconomic repercussions, governments need a comprehensive disaster risk management strategy.

Stefan Hochrainer develops a catastrophe risk management model. It illustrates which trade-offs and choices a country must make in managing economic risks due to natural disasters. Budgetary resources are allocated to pre-disaster risk management strategies to reduce the probability of financing gaps. The framework and model approach allows cross country comparisons as well as the assessment of financial vulnerability, macroeconomic risk, and risk management strategies. Three case studies demonstrate its flexibility and coherent approach.

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Dr. Stefan Hochrainer promovierte bei o. Prof. Dr. Georg Pflug am Institut für Statistik und Decision Support Systems der Universität Wien. Er ist am International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, tätig.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-8

  • Natural disaster risk

    Pages 9-27

  • Economic impacts - Statistical analysis

    Pages 29-64

  • Natural disaster risk management measures

    Pages 65-80

  • Financial resilience of the public sector

    Pages 81-104

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Macroeconomic Risk Management Against Natural Disasters
Book Subtitle
Analysis focussed on governments in developing countries
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Deutscher Universitätsverlag
Copyright Holder
Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-8350-9441-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-8350-9441-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-8350-0594-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 203
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