Virtual event: "The real economic impact of natural disasters: accounting for distributional impacts and implications for poverty"

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Invitation To Register
"The real economic impact of natural disasters: accounting for distributional impacts and implications for poverty"

The impact of a disaster on a country or a community is often measured using one aggregate metric: the total cost of the physical damages. While relevant to estimate financial needs for the reconstruction, this single number hardly represents the impact on the poorest people and households, who suffer disproportionally from disaster but, because they own very little, experience little financial damages. This presentation will propose a different approach to measure the severity of disasters, based on microsimulations in which disaster impacts are represented at the household level.

Date & Time: Monday June 28 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker:
Stephane Hallegatte - Lead Economist, Climate Change Group, The World Bank

Moderator :
Emanuele Campiglio - University of Bologna

Registration link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uItl84HaR9aP96pLLYLAlw

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Organizer
The E-axes Forum is an independent nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization on macroeconomic policies and sustainability. The Forum is dedicated to aggregating knowledge from around the globe with the aim to catalyze the engagement of economists and decision makers who are working on policies towards achieving a sustainable economy. The forum was founded in March 2021.

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