Comparing Covid-19 to Past Costly Disasters

Looking at the economic impact of past costly disasters can help us develop policies that target where and how Covid-19 will affect us.

How to Calculate the Cost of a Disaster

To determine the disaster cost of weather and climate events, the U.S. government has to decide what to include and how to assess the value.

Six Facts About Disaster Economics

When natural disasters like hurricanes, massive snowstorms, and wildfires strike a region, their economic impact is far more than the clean-up.

Can a Hurricane Help an Economy?

Before, during and after a natural disaster like Harvey, we have hurricane economics affecting gasoline markets and the GDP.

Can an Earthquake Be Good for the Economy?

19th century economic writer Frederic Bastiat warned that a disaster spending GDP boost is misleading because of unseen sacrificed economic activity.