Past Featured Event
"Dull disasters? How planning ahead will make a difference" with Prof Stefan Dercon
This book talk is part of the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2019, the Oxford Martin School is the Festival Ideas Partner
Government economist Professor Stefan Dercon argues that extreme events such as typhoons, floods and earthquakes need not be disasters if countries and their partners are better prepared.
Recent disasters, including typhoons in the Philippines and Vanuatu and earthquakes in Haiti, Pakistan and Nepal have led to loss of life and huge financial impact. Dercon and his co-author insurance specialist Daniel Clarke take lessons form finance, political science, economics, psychology, and the natural sciences to show what practical steps countries can take to better protect themselves from the risk of disaster.
Dercon is Professor of Economic Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford and Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on African Governance.
This is a ticketed event and the tickets are £8 - £12.50. For more information and to purchase a ticket please visit this website: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/600717
This event is part of a series:
In 2019, following five successful years working together, the Oxford Martin School is pleased to once again be acting as Festival Ideas Partner to the Financial Times Weekend Oxford Literary Festival. Throughout the festival from 30 March - 7 April, the School will host a wide range of Festival lectures and events, including book talks from academics working at the Oxford Martin...
05 April 2019 18:00 - 19:00
Seminar Room, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street, (Corner of Catte and Holywell Street), Oxford, OX1 3BD