Learning from catastrophes : strategies for reaction and response

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edited by Howard Kunreuther and Michael Useem ; in collaboration with the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Mitigation of Natural Disasters
  • Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Wharton School Pub., [2010]
  • ©2010
Physical Details
  • xvii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780137044856, 0137044852

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

  • Principles and challenges for reducing risks from disasters / Howard Kunreuther and Michael Useem -- Acting in time against disasters : a comprehensive risk-management framework / Herman B. "Dutch" Leonard and Arnold M. Howitt -- Forecasting and communicating the risk of extreme weather events / Geoff Love and Michel Jarraud -- Cognitive constraints and behavioral biases / Séan Cleary -- The five neglects : risks gone amiss / Alan Berger ... [et al.] -- Can poor countries afford to prepare for low-probability risks? / Michele McNabb and Kristine Pearson -- The role of risk regulation in mitigating natural disasters / Bridget M. Hutter -- Hedging against tomorrow's catastrophes : sustainable financial solutions to help protect against extreme events / Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan -- A financial malignancy / Suzanne Nora Johnson -- Climate change : nature and action / Thomas E. Lovejoy -- Lessons from risk analysis : terrorism, natural disasters, and technological accidents / Detlof Von Winterfeldt -- Turning danger to opportunities : reconstructing China's National System for Emergency Management after 2003 / Lan Xue and Kaibin Zhong -- Dealing with pandemics : global security, risk analysis, and science policy / Jiah-Shin Teh and Harvey Rubin -- Long-term contracts for reducing losses from future catastrophes / Howard Kunreuther -- Developing leadership to avert and mitigate disasters / Michael Useem
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