CRITICAL REVIEW OF METHODOLOGIES ON DISASTER IMPACT ESTIMATION1

The  main  aim  of  this  paper  is  to  provide  an  overview  and  a  critical  analysis  of  the methodologies  used  for  estimating  the  economic  impact  of  disaster.    Based  on  the critical   review   of   methodologies,   especially   those   recently   progressed,   such   as input-output, social accounting, and computable general equilibrium models, the paper presents the strengths and weaknesses of the methodologies.    In addition, the issues of impact estimation when applied to developing countries are discussed and analyzed.  
Source : Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan, Niigata, Japan

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