Special Issue "Natural Disasters and Economics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 January 2019).
Interests: economics of natural disasters; public economics; urban/regional economics
Interests: economics of natural disasters; development economics; economic growth
The consensus among a majority of climate scientists is that we should expect an increase in the number and severity of weather events in coming years. This Special Issue will comprise a selection of papers assessing the impacts of and vulnerability to weather-related natural disasters. Research papers addressing the ways in which disasters affect and are affected by poverty and income disparity, social capital, and emerging technologies are welcome. Covered topics include: (1) the ways in which disasters may lead to violence and/or cooperation; (2) how disasters may affect poverty, income disparity, social capital, and technology adoption; and (3) how poverty, income disparity, social capital, and emerging technologies play a role in determining disaster vulnerability. Papers selected for this Special Issue are subject to a rigorous peer-review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.
Prof. Mark Skidmore
Prof. Hideki Toya
Manuscript Submission Information
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- natural disasters