Faculty members from the Coastal Studies Institute and ECU’s Center for Natural Hazard Research recently co-edited a symposium of seven papers published in the Southern Economic Journal and now available online. The symposium, “Economics, Insurance, and Flood Hazards,” was compiled by ECU economists, Dr. Jacob Hochard of the Coastal Studies Institute and Dr. Jamie Kruse, Director of the ECU Center for Natural Hazards Research.
Hochard and Kruse are part of an ECU-based research initiative focused on identifying when and where water pollution may pose a threat to human health in North Carolina and the communication of that information to relevant stakeholders and residents. The symposium stitches together seven interconnecting articles written by diverse contributors, all centered on the fate of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through their various academic lenses.
The symposium, “Economics, Insurance, and Flood Hazards,” is available here.