Professor Ilan Noy
Professor of Economics at Victoria University and the Chair in the Economics of Disasters
Ilan is a Professor of Economics at Victoria University and the Chair in the Economics of Disasters. His research and teaching focus on the economic aspects of natural hazards and disasters, and other related topics in environmental, development, and international economics. He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of Economics of Disasters and Climate Change, a journal published by SpringerNature.
He previously worked at the University of Hawaii, and consulted for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, UNISDR, the International Monetary Fund, ASEAN, the Japanese Government, and the Chilean Central Bank.
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: A Dismal Examination of a Boring Topic: An Economic Perspective on Disaster Insurance
The Christchurch Earthquake in New Zealand (2011) was one of the most insured disasters ever. Yet the insurance system there failed to deliver the best of all possible worlds, and in multiple ways. The lecture will focus on several observations on disaster insurance and its discontents.