The University of Newcastle, Australia

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.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Trimester 2 - 2020


  • Trimester 2 - 2020

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.