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
Book Review Detail
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."