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Federal Financial Exposure to Natural Catastrophe Risk

J. David Cummins, Michael Suher, and George Zanjani

in Measuring and Managing Federal Financial Risk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226496580
eISBN:
9780226496597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226496597.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter draws on a wide variety of government and private-sector data sources to document the size and causes of various expenditures from 1989 to 2008. The analysis suggests that these ... More


The Culture of Disaster

Marie-Hélène Huet

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226358215
eISBN:
9780226358239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358239.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

From antiquity through the Enlightenment, disasters were attributed to the obscure power of the stars or the vengeance of angry gods. As philosophers sought to reassess the origins of natural ... More


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