Economics of and for Disaster Recovery

Course code ARBE6606Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

The primary focus of this course is on the economic issues that impact post disaster redevelopment. This course will develop an appreciation of economic principles in the context of disaster preparedness and redevelopment.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusTrimester 2
WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 2, Trimester 3
Previously offered in 2013
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students should be able to:

• Critically evaluate the role of economics in the context of resilience
• Critically evaluate economic development through sustainable disaster redevelopment
• Critically evaluate Post-disaster infrastructure reconstruction as an economic development strategy
• Appreciate the Integration of disaster risk reduction strategies to post-disaster infrastructure reconstruction
Content• Introduction to economics in the disaster context
• Basic Micro Economic principles
• Basic Macro Economic Principles
• Cost of disasters
• Role of insurance in disaster management
• Role of government policy in economics of re development
• Principles of redevelopment in developing nations
• Risk/uncertainty in economic decisions
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledgenot applicable
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments• A minor academic written piece of work illustrating economic perspectives of disaster preparedness and reconstruction.

• A major academic written piece of work (professional report) identifying appropriate economic strategies for disaster mitigation, response and re construction.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for ARBE6606