Gambling on Global Catastrophes

Freeman PK (1999). Gambling on Global Catastrophes. In: Investing in Prevention - A Special Report on Disaster Risk Management.World Bank , Washington DC, USA.

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Abstract

Despite significant technological and scientific advances, the ability to predict, quantify and prepare for natural catastrophes remains inadequate. While new approaches continue to be developed by a sophisticated insurance industry, they have not extended to a developing world largely unprepared for catastrophe and dependent on little more than divine providence.

Item Type: Other
Research Programs: Natural Catastrophes and Developing Countries (CAT)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:09
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2017 17:13
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/5461

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