With 21 named storms, 2021 was the third most active Atlantic hurricane season (yes, ever). According to the WMA (World Meteorological Association), hurricane lists include 21 letters because it’s tough to find easily recognizable names that start with a Q,…
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.