Gambling on Global Catastrophes

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

[thumbnail of multi0page.pdf]
multi0page.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (1MB) | Preview


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: 27 Aug 2021 17:36

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item