Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


This course aims to apply economic principles and concepts to make decisions in the context of disaster risk management and post-disaster redevelopment. This course will also enable students to appreciate the lessons of economics in day-to-day life.



  • Trimester 2 - 2022


  • Trimester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. To demonstrate how economics can inform disaster resilience

2. Apply economic concepts to deliver the objectives of Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)

3. Apply economic concepts to develop disaster risk reduction strategies

4. Apply economic concepts for making decisions on the sustainable post-disaster response and redevelopment


  • Economics and disaster resilience
  • Basic Micro and Macro Economic principles
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Role of government policy in disaster risk management
  • Uncertainty, Government Policy and Insurance
  • Sustainable development and social justice
  • Governance and Economics in disaster
  • Innovation and Disaster Risk Management.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Assignment 2

Written Assignment: Assignment 3

Contact hours

Callaghan and Online


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Distance learners will engage online for 12 weeks.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.