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How economic growth and rational decisions can make disaster losses grow faster than wealth (English)

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Assuming that capital productivity is higher in areas at risk from natural hazards (such as coastal zones or flood plains), this paper shows that rapid development in these areas -- and the resulting increase in disaster losses -- may be the consequence... See More +

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  • Hallegatte, Stephane;
  • 2011/03/01
  • Policy Research Working Paper
  • WPS5617
  • 1
  • 1
  • World
  • The World Region
  • 2012/04/10
  • How economic growth and rational decisions can make disaster losses grow faster than wealth
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