The Economic Consequences of a Catastrophic Earthquake: Proceedings of a Forum (Paperback)

by Committee on Earthquake Engineering, National Research Council, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Academy of Sciences, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

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This book presents the proceedings of an August 1990 forum held at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. Topics covered include the current and potential roles of the private sector and the various levels of government before, during, and after an earthquake occurs, and alternative strategies that could be implemented to reduce the economic impacts, with emphasis placed on the role of the insurance industry.

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