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Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction: A Global Fund

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I focus on three issues that are, in my view, the most pertinent to addressing the need to deal with catastrophic, low-probability storms and earthquakes (most likely to occur in Asia and/or the Caribbean): (1) the large benefits and benefit/cost ratios from early-warning systems; (2) the feasibility of an international disaster risk reduction intervention fund and its guiding principles, and (3) an evaluation of the Copenhagen Consensus methodology that relate to the Kunreuther and Michel-Kerjan challenge paper.

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Paper provided by Victoria University of Wellington, School of Economics and Finance in its series Working Paper Series with number 2390.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:vuw:vuwecf:2390

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Keywords: disasters; risk reduction; funding; Copenhagen Consensus methodology; early-warning systems;

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  1. Noy, Ilan & Karim, Azreen, 2013. "Poverty, inequality and natural disasters – A survey," Working Paper Series 2974, Victoria University of Wellington, School of Economics and Finance.

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