University of Bath

Statistical Methods for Natural Disaster Risk Assessment

This event will discuss the importance of statistical and probabilistic methodologies for the risk assessment and financial management of natural disasters.

30 Nov 20183.15pm
to
30 Nov 20184.15pm
Free

Natural disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons and droughts can have a severe impact on a country’s economy.

The ability to foresee potential losses is of paramount importance for emergency policies, prevention, reconstruction and risk transfer mechanisms.

Using a case study from the Mexican Natural Disasters Fund (FONDEN), Professor Mena will discuss the importance of statistical and probabilistic methodologies for insurance against natural disasters.