Atakelty Hailu

A/Prof Atakelty Hailu

A/Prof Atakelty Hailu

Project leadership

This project aimed to provide evidence on the economic, social, and environmental impacts of natural hazards, in order to help hazard managers make better decisions about the allocation of resources for the mitigation of natural hazards impacts. The main focus of this research was the development of tools and materials that make it easier for natural hazards managers to estimate the value of mitigation, integrate intangible (non-market) values in economic analyses of mitigation, and evaluate the difference it makes to include non-market values. Through this project, the research team launched an online platform for the Value Tool for Natural Hazards, a searchable database of the best available non-market value estimates relevant to natural hazards; developed the Economic Analysis Screening Tool for the evaluation of the costs and benefits of mitigation options; created an online video course on the economics of natural hazards to explain economic concepts and how they are applied to evaluate different mitigation options; and conducted an online training course for managers and practitioners on how to use economics in natural hazards management.
Research team:
27 Aug 2019
When there is not enough information or time available to conduct indepth analyses of trade-offs...
Quick economic analysis tool: An efficient way to value mitigation
18 Sep 2018
In order to help natural hazards managers with the prioritisation of mitigation options and the...
Appreciating the whole picture: including intangible values in decision making
29 Jun 2017
Natural Hazards impact many things that people value: life, health, amenity, safety, recreation and...
Veronique Florec Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
This project evaluates the tangible and intagible costs and benefits of natural hazards and...
Economics of Natural Hazards: Integrated Assessment
18 Aug 2015
How can we get the best value for money from public investments in natural hazard management? This...
Economics of natural hazards
25 Aug 2014
The project tackles a range of economics issues, including estimation of non-financial benefits...

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