Journal of Economic Literature: Vol. 52 No. 2 - Book Review

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Disasters and the Networked Economy by J. M. Albala-Bertrand

Published By: Routledge Studies in Development Economics. London and New York: Taylor and Francis, Routledge
ISBN: 978-0-415-66629-9, cloth; 978-0-203-40667-0, e-book
Date of Publication: 2013


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Reviewed by: Stephane Hallegatte of World Bank
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.52.2.535.r15
Review Pages: 562-65

Book Review Abstract

Stephane Hallegatte of World Bank reviews "Disasters and the Networked Economy", by J. M. Albala-Bertrand. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Explores the roles of societal networking and disaster localization in the framework of understanding disaster effect and responses. Discusses the problem with quantitative studies; a political economy framework—functionality, localization, and networks; networked reactions and public policy; the networked macroeconomy and disasters; regional disaggregation and two examples; and systemic consistency, business, and network shifting. Albala-Bertrand is an academic economist at Queen Mary, University of London."


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JEL Classifications

F24: Remittances
H84: Disaster Aid
O13: Economic Development: Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products
Q54: Climate; Natural Disasters; Global Warming
Z13: Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology


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