The Evaluation of Destruction Levels Between Natural Disasters and Socio-Economic-Political Disasters

25 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2018

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Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada

Econographication Virtual Laboratory (EVL); Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala - Facultad de Ciencias Economicas

Peter Moug

University of Nottingham - School of Politics, History, and International Relations

Date Written: October 16, 2018

Abstract

This paper attempts to compare the magnitudes of destruction between natural disasters and socio-economic-political disasters anywhere and anytime in the world. Our research uses a multi-disciplinary approach that includes history, politics, sociology, and economics (Ruiz Estrada, 2011 and 2017). In the methodological discussion, this research suggests the mixing of quantitative and qualitative methods simultaneously to evaluate the different type of disasters as a whole. Subsequently, the paper proposes a new analytical tool: “The General Disasters Final Impact Simulator” (GDFI-Simulator). The GDFI-Simulator was operationalised using the continents of Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Keywords: Natural Disasters, Socio-Economic-Political Disasters, Econographicology

JEL Classification: B41

Suggested Citation

Ruiz Estrada, Mario Arturo and Moug, Peter, The Evaluation of Destruction Levels Between Natural Disasters and Socio-Economic-Political Disasters (October 16, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3267170 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3267170

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Peter Moug

University of Nottingham - School of Politics, History, and International Relations ( email )

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