Energie- und Rohstoffe

Protection against major catastrophes: an economic perspective

25.01.2013 | HWWI Research Paper 137, Hamburg | von Lars Wenzel, André Wolf

This paper intends to further understanding of catastrophic events by reviewing the economic literature on their effects as well as potential means of dealing with the corresponding risks and uncertainties. Since 2000, the world has seen a number of catastrophes including terrorist attacks in the United States and Europe, tsunamis in Southeast Asia and Japan as well as...