Aims and scope

Economics of Disasters and Climate Change is a peer-reviewed, international journal designed to foster and disseminate innovative and original research and policy analysis on the economic and financial aspects of climate change and disasters (separately, and the interactions between climate and disasters). The journal aims to provide a central ‘meeting point’ for all economists working on these topics and enhance the quality and quantity of analysis as it pertains to our knowledge of these phenomena and their policy implications.

The journal serves researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, and educators, who are interested in the theoretical and applied (quantitative) aspects of our understanding of the economics and finance of climate change and of disasters. The topics addressed in the journal include, but are not limited to:

  • The economic and financial impacts of climate change and disasters
  • The analysis of climate mitigation policy (emissions trading platforms, carbon taxes, etc.)
  • Climate change adaptation in developing and developed countries
  • The impacts of specific forecasted changes such as sea-level rise
  • Climate insurance mechanisms (drought insurance, index insurance, barriers to insurance uptake)
  • Other financial mechanism to deal with mitigation and adaptation
  • The Green Climate Fund and the Warsaw Loss and Damage Mechanism
  • The fiscal and monetary impacts of disasters (including spatial analysis)
  • Migration and displacement as caused by climate change and by disasters
  • The impact of climate and extreme events on households and communities in developing countries (both rural and urban)
  • Risk sharing and risk transfer mechanisms to deal with disaster risk (e.g. earthquake insurance)
  • The political economy of climate policy and disaster risk reduction
  • Economic determinants of vulnerability and resilience
  • Future projected damages and losses associated with disasters and climatic changes
  • The role of development institutions and other multilaterals in climate policy and disaster risk reduction