Financial Management of Earthquake Risk

Download the pdf Earthquakes are one of the most destructive natural perils and can lead to severe economic, social and environmental impacts. Rapid urbanisation, the accumulation of assets in seismic areas – and, to some extent, increasing induced seismicity – have led to an increasing amount of exposure to earthquake risk in many parts of the world. The financial management of earthquake risk is a key challenge for individuals, businesses and governments in developed and developing countries, and the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors and APEC Finance Ministers have recognised the importance of building financial resilience against these […]

Women in economics: The unknown cost of gender imbalance

This event will focus on some of the issues emerging from the gender biases evident in the field of economics. Keynote Speaker Emmanuelle Auriol, Professor at Toulouse School of Economics and Chair of Women in Economics of the European Economic Association Moderator Martine Durand, Director, OECD Statistics Directorate  Panellists Mathilde Mesnard, Deputy Director, OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs Luiz de Mello, Director, Policy Studies Branch, OECD Economics Department Background Academic economists are overwhelmingly male. In Europe, only 20% of senior economists are women while, in the United States, only 15% of full professors are women. And only one woman[…]