Research Project Reports

Economic and Welfare Impacts of Disasters in East Asia and Policy Responses

By Yasuyuki Sawada and Sothea Oum

ERIA Research Project Report 2011-08

Posted: December 2012


List of Project Members


PROF. FUKUNARI KIMURA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta, Indonesia.

PROF. YASUYUKI SAWADA (PROJECT LEADER): Professor, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo, Japan.

DR. SOTHEA OUM (PROJECT COORDINATOR): Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta, Indonesia.

PROF. HIROYUKI NAKATA: Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Researcher, University of Tokyo.

PROF. CHAN NGAI WENG: Professor, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.

PROF. ILAN NOY: Associate Professor of Economics, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu, U.S.A.

DR. SANN VATHANA: Deputy Secretary General, Council of Ministers, Council for Agricultural and Rural Development, Social Protection Coordination Unit (CARD-SPCU), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

MR. PONHRITH KAN: Social Research Junior Assistant, Council for Agricultural and Rural Development, Social Protection Coordination Unit (CARD-SPCU), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

MR. COLAS CHERVIER: Senior Researcher, Council for Agricultural and Rural Development, Social Protection Coordination Unit, Cambodia (CARD-SPCU), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

PROF. YI-MING WEI: Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), Beijing, China.

MS. QIONG WANG: Research Assistant, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), Beijing, China.

PROF. JU-LIANG: Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China.

DR. SUJATA SATAPATHY: Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology, Dept of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), New Delhi, India.

DR. JONATHAN A. LASSA: Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Resource Governance and Social Change and Associate Research Fellow, Risk Frontiers, Sydney, Australia.

DR. MITSUYO ANDO: Associate Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan.

DR. BRENT LAYTON: Chairperson, The Electricity Authority, Wellington, New Zealand.

DR. DANILO C. ISRAEL: Senior Research Fellow, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), Manila, Philippines.

DR. ROEHLANO M. BRIONES: Senior Research Fellow, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), Manila, Philippines.

MR. ALLEN YU-HUNG LAI: PhD Candidate at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore.

MR. SECK L. TAN: PhD Candidate at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore.

DR. NIPON POAPONGSAKORN: President, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), Bangkok, Thailand.

MS. PITSOM MEETHOM: Researcher, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), Bangkok, Thailand.

DR. SOMMARAT CHANTARAT: Research Fellow, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

DR. KRIRK PANNANGPETCH: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University, Thailand.

DR. NATTAPONG PUTTANAPONG: Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University, Thailand.

DR. PREESAN RAKWATIN: Researcher, Research and Development, Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), Thailand Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand.

MR. THANASIN TANOMPONGPHANDH: Lecturer, School of Management, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand.

DR. DANIEL P. ALDRICH: Associate Professor, Purdue University, Washington D.C., United State of America.

MR. LE DANG TRUNG: Research Fellow, Indochina Research and Consulting (IRC), Hanoi, Vietnam.

MR. IKUMO ISONO: Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta, Indonesia.

MR. SATORU KUMAGAI: Research Fellow Sent Abroad (Kuala Lumpur), Economic Integration Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, IDE-JETRO.


Full Report


RPR-2011-8

Contents


Front Cover

Table of Content

List of Project Members

Acknowledgement

Executive Summary

Introduction

Part I. Overall Ex-Ante Risk Management and Ex-Post Risk-Coping Mechanisms against Disasters at Community, National, and Regional Levels

Chapter 1. Approaches towards Effective Disaster Risk Coping Strategy and Regional Cooperation on Disaster Management

Chapter 2. Natural Disaster and Economic Policy for ASEAN and the Pacific Rim: A Proposal for a Disaster Risk Reduction 'Seal of Approval' Fund

Chapter 3. On the Design of Regional Insurance Schemes/ Mechanisms for East Asia

Chapter 4. Index-based Risk Financing and Development of Natural Disaster Insurance Programs in Developing Asian Countries

Chapter 5. Social Capital in Post Disaster Recovery: Towards a Resilient and Compassionate East Asian Community

Part II. Household Level Welfare Impacts of Disasters

Chapter 6. Impact of Disasters and Role of Social Protection in Natural Disaster Risk Management in Cambodia

Chapter 7. Economic and Welfare Impacts of Disasters in East Asia

Chapter 8. Impact of the 2011 Floods, and Flood Management in Thailand

Part III. Disaster Impacts on Production Networks, Urban Management, and Aggregate Regional Economies

Chapter 9. Impacts of Recent Crises and Disasters on Regional Production/Distribution Networks and Trade in Japan

Chapter 10. Impact of Natural Disasters on Production Networks and Urbanization in New Zealand

Chapter 11. Long-run Economic Impacts of Thai Flooding: Geographical Simulation Analysis

Part IV. Disaster Impacts on Health

Chapter 12. Mental Health Impacts of Disasters in India: Ex-Ante and Ex-Post Analysis

Chapter 13. Impact of Disasters and Disaster Risk Management in Singapore: A Case Study of Singapore's Experience in Fighting the SARS Epidemic

Part V. Disaster Management in Agricultural Development, Food Securities, and Environmental Sustainability

Chapter 14. Impacts of Disasters and Disaster Risk Management in Malaysia: The Case of Floods

Chapter 15. Impacts of Natural Disasters on Agriculture, Food Security, and Natural Resources and Environment in the Philippines

Chapter 16. Emerging 'Agricultural Involution' in Indonesia: Impact of Natural Hazards and Climate Extremes on Agricultural Crops and Food System

Chapter 17. Impacts of Natural Disasters and Disasters Risk Management in China: The Case of China's Experience in Wenchuan Earthquake

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