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Keynote Address: Building Back Better: A Goal, An Aspiration, Or Just A Slogan? Keynote Address: Building Back Better: A Goal, An Aspiration, Or Just A Slogan?
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Keynote Address
"Building Back Better: A goal, an aspiration, or just a slogan?"

In the aftermath of disasters, we frequently aim for a built-back-better recovery; be it after a hurricane, a flood, or any other disaster. Yet, the record of achieving this goal is quite mixed. This talk aims to identify the ways we can think about an economic recovery that is indeed better, and what may be some of the policies that can lead us in that direction, and not away from it.

Keynote Speaker Ilan Noy is the Chair in the Economics of Disasters and Climate Change - Te Āwhionukurangi, at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington. His research and teaching focus on the economic aspects of natural hazards, disasters, and climate change, and other related topics in environmental, development, and international economics. He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Economics of Disasters and Climate Change. He previously worked at the University of Hawai’i, and has consulted for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, OECD, UNDRR, the IMF, and ASEAN.

Keynote Address
"Building Back Better: A goal, an aspiration, or just a slogan?"

In the aftermath of disasters, we frequently aim for a built-back-better recovery; be it after a hurricane, a flood, or any other disaster. Yet, the record of achieving this goal is quite mixed. This talk aims to identify the ways we can think about an economic recovery that is indeed better, and what may be some of the policies that can lead us in that direction, and not away from it.

Keynote Speaker Ilan Noy is the Chair in the Economics of Disasters and Climate Change - Te Āwhionukurangi, at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington. His research and teaching focus on the economic aspects of natural hazards, disasters, and climate change, and other related topics in environmental, development, and international economics. He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Economics of Disasters and Climate Change. He previously worked at the University of Hawai’i, and has consulted for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, OECD, UNDRR, the IMF, and ASEAN.

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