Posts Tagged ‘disaster economics’

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    Green Blog: Stronger than the Storm?

    Sep 4, 13 • 442 Views • No Comments

    By Amy Tourgee, guest blogger, Kent Place School alumna and Environmental Studies undergraduate at Princeton University Well, Labor Day weekend has come and gone, meaning summer has finally come to an end. Pools are closing, kids are going back to school,......  [read more]

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    Disaster Economics: Neighbors and Utility Companies

    Jan 3, 13 • 362 Views • No Comments

    Still dealing with the impact of Hurricane Sandy, I keep pondering the cost of preparing for the next storm. Personally, it has been worth purchasing a generator. But, what to do about my neighbor? Located a half mile from my home, he has many beautiful old......  [read more]

  • The Impact of Natural Disasters Relates to Economic Vulnerability

    The Economics of Natural Disasters

    Oct 31, 12 • 948 Views • No Comments

    With Hurricane Sandy having just blown through my NJ neighborhood, our streets are covered with wires, leaves, branches and several huge trees. During the storm, Consolidated Edison darkened large swaths of NYC and the New York Stock Exchange suspended......  [read more]

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    Replacing Broken Windows

    Mar 24, 11 • 340 Views • No Comments

    During a CNBC interview, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers said that Japan’s massive earthquake “…may lead to some temporary increments, ironically, to GDP, as a process of rebuilding takes place.” Commenting on the interview,......  [read more]