"Dull disasters? How planning ahead will make a difference" with Prof Stefan Dercon

Past Event

05 April 2019, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Seminar Room, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street, (Corner of Catte and Holywell Street), Oxford, OX1 3BD

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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