The Indian Ocean Tsunami: Economic Impact, Disaster Management, and Lessons

  title={The Indian Ocean Tsunami: Economic Impact, Disaster Management, and Lessons},
  author={Prema-chandra Athukorala and Budy P. Resosudarmo},
  journal={Asian Economic Papers},
  • Prema-chandra Athukorala, Budy P. Resosudarmo
  • Published 2005
  • Business
  • Asian Economic Papers
  • This paper documents and analyzes the immediate economic impact of the Indian Ocean tsunami generated by the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of 26 December 2004, with a focus on Indonesia (Aceh province) and Sri Lanka, and assesses the disaster management process. The preliminary findings point to the importance of educating the public about simple precautions in the event of a disaster and enforcing coastal environmental regulations. The findings also argue for designing policies and programs, as… CONTINUE READING
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