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Economic Effects of Natural Disasters - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128174654

Economic Effects of Natural Disasters

1st Edition

Theoretical Foundations, Methods, and Tools

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Editor: Taha Chaiechi
Paperback ISBN: 9780128174654
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 21st October 2020
Page Count: 660
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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers who work on the economic analysis of climate change, climate change mitigation, natural disasters, and disaster risk reduction

Table of Contents

    1. NDRRA funding on the regional economy
    2. The Effects of Natural Disasters on Stock Market Return and Volatility in Hong Kong
    3. Climate change and effects: A qualitative experience of selected older adults
    4. Natural disasters and labour markets: impact of cyclones on the Industries of Far Northern Australia: the case of agricultural businesses.
    5. Natural Disasters, Geography and International Tourism
    6. Economic Dimension of Climate Change on Women
    7. FDI, Natural Disasters and Economic Growth of Host Countries
    8. Mitigating Impact from Natural Disasters, Building Resilience in Tourism: The Case of Kerala
    9. Showcasing entrepreneurs’ responses to severe drought
    10. The influence of environmental pollution and drought on the satisfaction with life of entrepreneurs in Zambia’s mining sector
    11. Environmental resilience of BoP strategies towards single use plastics: A recipe from an emerging economy
    12. Semantic Technologies for Disaster Management: Network Models and Methods of Diagrammatic Reasoning
    13. Methods and Insights on How to Explore Human Behaviour in the Disaster Environment
    14. State-wide effects of natural disasters on the labour market
    15. Costing a natural disaster: An accounting perspective
    16. Typical social adaptation measures in climate change planning
    17. The impact of natural disasters on agriculture: Evidence from Vietnam
    18. Economic Impact Assessment of Natural Disasters Using DEMATEL Method
    19. Climate Change and Natural Disasters: Macroeconomic Performance and Sustainable Development
    20. Natural Disasters: Macroeconomic Implications and Measurement Issues
    21. The Asian Tsunami and Tourism: Impact and Recovery
    22. Effect of Drought on Development of Children: Field Observations from drought prone district of Deccan Plateau of Southern India
    23. Flood Disasters In Aba North Local Government Area Of Abia State, Nigeria: Policy Options
    24. Institutional Response And Mechanisms To The Management Of Natural Disaster In Nigeria
    25. Challenges of Addressing Natural Disasters through Public Policy Implementation: An Examination of Isiukwuato Erosion Menace and the Ecological Fund
    26. Ecological And Economic Costs Of Oil Spills In Niger Delta Nigeria
    27. Socio- economic vulnerability to urban floods in Guwahati, Northeast India: An indicator based approach
    28. Agricultural production and income in a disaster year: Findings from the study of Melalinjippattu village affected by cyclone Thane
    29. Socio-economic vulnerabilities to natural disasters and social justice
    30. Alternative scenarios for low carbon transport in Nigeria: a LEAP model application
    31. Do Natural Disasters Reduce Foreign Direct Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa?
    32. Integrating climate change adaptation and vulnerability reduction for sustainable development in South Asia and Africa
    33. Assessing the social vulnerability to floods in India: An application of Super Efficiency Data Envelopment Analysis and Spatial Autocorrelation to analyze Bihar floods
    34. Economic Effects of Natural Disasters, Valuing drought and flood impacts through well-being approaches
    35. Economic Consequences of Slow and Fast Onset Natural Disasters: Empirical Evidences from India


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About the Editor

Taha Chaiechi

Taha Chaiechi is head of the Economics Academic Group at James Cook University in Australia, where she researches issues in climate change and natural disasters as well as their effects on various economic sectors, including public health, tourism, environmental and energy economics. She illuminates contemporary economic problems and issues by pursuing objectives that demand innovative methods for answering important real-world questions. Since 2011, she has been collaborating on external and internal research projects exceeding in $1million in value. Her roles and responsibilities vary from the Principal Investigator to the Coordinator of Analysis. Since 2009 she has produced (mainly in collaboration) 36+ HERDC publications at an average of 4.5 per year. She has also served the Australian Research Council (ARC), as an Expert Assessor, in the National Peer Review Process both in 2012 and 2018.

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Head of the Department of Economics, James Cook University, Australia

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