Research and analysis

Indirect economic impacts from disasters

Report looking at the disruptions to the flow of goods and services caused by disasters.


Indirect economic impacts from disasters


This report reviews the existing evidence to outline the types of indirect and long term economic impact that disasters can have. It summarises previous similar work identifying trends apparent when comparing direct and indirect losses. The report also explores how the economic impacts of disasters can spill across international borders causing disruption elsewhere.

This review was commissioned as part of the Foresight project on reducing the risk of future disasters.

Published 27 November 2012