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Title Learning from catastrophes : strategies for reaction and response / edited by Howard Kunreuther [and others] ; in collaboration with the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Mitigation of Natural Disasters.
Imprint Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Wharton School Pub., ©2010.


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 332 pages) : illustrations
Note "Foreword by Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman, World Economic Forum"--Cover.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Risk management.
Emergency management.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents 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.
Other Author Kunreuther, Howard.
Schwab, Klaus, 1938-
World Economic Forum. Global Agenda Council on the Mitigation of Natural Disasters.