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Title The economics of natural and unnatural disasters / William Kern, editor

Publ Info Kalamazoo, Mich. : W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2010
 Bryant Main Stacks  HC79.D45 E25 2010    AVAILABLE
 PC  HC79.D45 E25 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HC79.D45 E25 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript v, 143 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Note The papers in this volume were presented at the 2008-2009 Werner Sichel Lecture-seminar Series held at Western Michigan University
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction / William Kern -- Market and government failure in insuring and mitigating national catastrophes : how long-term contracts can help / Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan -- Expectations and unexpected consequences of public policy toward natural and man-made disasters / Anthony M. Yezer -- The economics of disaster : retrospect and prospect / Hal Cochrane -- Private solutions to public disasters : self-reliance and social resilience / Peter J. Boettke and Daniel J. Smith -- The socioeconomic impact of tornadoes / Daniel Sutter and Kevin M. Simmons
LC subject Disasters -- Economic aspects
Add Author Kern, William S., 1952-
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
ISBN 9780880993623 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0880993626 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780880993630 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0880993634 (hbk. : alk. paper)