Economics of and for Disaster Recovery

10 Units

The primary focus of this course is on the economic issues that impact post disaster redevelopment. This course will develop an appreciation of economic principles in the context of disaster preparedness and redevelopment.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Availability Trimester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

On completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the role of economics in the context of resilience
  • Critically evaluate economic development through sustainable disaster redevelopment
  • Critically evaluate Post-disaster infrastructure reconstruction as an economic development strategy
  • Appreciate the Integration of disaster risk reduction strategies to post-disaster infrastructure reconstruction
  • Introduction to economics in the disaster context
  • Basic Micro Economic principles
  • Basic Macro Economic Principles
  • Cost of disasters
  • Role of insurance in disaster management
  • Role of government policy in economics of re development
  • Principles of redevelopment in developing nations
  • Risk/uncertainty in economic decisions
Replacing Course(s)
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge not applicable
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - • A minor academic written piece of work illustrating economic perspectives of disaster preparedness and reconstruction. • A major academic written piece of work (professional report) identifying appropriate economic strategies for disaster mitigation, response and re construction.
Contact Hours
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials
  • No Materials
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for ARBE6606

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