Disaster Management Economics

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 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the role of economics in the context of resilience
  2. Critically evaluate economic development through sustainable disaster redevelopment
  3. Critically evaluate Post-disaster infrastructure reconstruction as an economic development strategy
  4. 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
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Assignment 1
  • Written Assignment: Assignment 2
  • Written Assignment: Assignment 3

Contact Hours

Callaghan and Online


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Distance learners will engage online for 12 weeks.

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for ARBE6606
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