Expectations Unmet: Can Disaster Adaptation and Mitigation Incentives Work Effectively?
Tue. 9:00-10:30 a.m., Centennial E
Does the expectation of disaster relief put us more at risk? A hallmark of a developed society is the formalized reduction of risk to individuals—through both insurance and government interventions. Unfortunately, public and private efforts to reduce risk can have and risk-increasing consequences. Panelists will debate the potential tradeoffs between economic development and adaptation and mitigation and postdisaster relief. Do current policies balance the reduction and prevention of human suffering?
Debra Ballen, Moderator
Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety
Lorilee Medders, Panelist
Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center
Carolyn Kousky, Panelist
Resources for the Future
Chen Chen, Panelist
University of Notre Dame
Organizer: Debra Ballen, Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety