Disaster Prevention and Management: Volume 13 Issue 4


An International Journal

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Disasters and economic damage: macro, meso and micro approaches

Anne van der Veen

Tsunamis, droughts, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods are a constant threat to society. Where in the past the population at risk had to react on the consequences of…


Performance and protection in an adaptive transaction model

Sam Cole

Explores possibilities for simulating the effects of continuous disruptions to an economy using a multi‐sector social accounting model. The underlying thesis for the model…

Economic loss: myth and measurement

Hal Cochrane

This paper covers a number of pitfalls that could hinder the development of a common methodology for estimating flood damage. Such pitfalls include double counting…


Modeling spatial economic impacts of an earthquake: input‐output approaches

Yasuhide Okuyama

Economic modeling issues for measuring damages and losses from disasters and their impacts are complex. The questions surrounding the potential economic effects of a…


Defining and measuring economic resilience to disasters

Adam Rose

Three difficulties confront researchers in the resilience arena. At the conceptual level, there is the need to identify resilient actions, including those that may seem to…


The indirect economic effects of a terrorist attack on transport infrastructure: a proposal for a SAGE

Mark Thissen

After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York on 11 September 2001 there is an increased fear of terrorism. The transport sector seems to be a main…


The evaluation of vulnerability to flooding

Colin Green

From a systems perspective, vulnerability can be defined as the relationship between a purposive system and its environment, where that environment varies over time. Which…


On direct estimation of initial damage in the case of a major catastrophe: derivation of the “basic equation”

Marija Bočkarjova, Albert E. Steenge, Anne van der Veen

Input‐output analysis (I‐O) is increasingly used in studies of sudden catastrophes such as earthquakes, hurricanes, or, in the case of The Netherlands, major flooding…

A methodology for incorporating natural catastrophes into macroeconomic projections

Paul Freeman, Leslie Martin, Reinhard Mechler, Koko Warner

This paper addresses a critical problem in macroeconomic planning for natural disaster losses: how to incorporate potential future losses into current planning activity…

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