The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook


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.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Trimester 2 - 2020


  • Trimester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Critically evaluate the role of economics in the context of resilience

2. Critically evaluate economic development through sustainable disaster redevelopment

3. Critically evaluate Post-disaster infrastructure reconstruction as an economic development strategy

4. Appreciate the Integration of disaster risk reduction strategies to post-disaster infrastructure reconstruction


  • 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

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.