School of Economics and Finance

No. 718: Disasters and the Networked Economy. A Book Summary

Jose-Miguel Albala-Bertrand , Queen Mary University of London

April 1, 2014

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This document summarizes the thrust of my monograph book Disasters and the Networked Economy (2013, NY: Routledge. 228 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-66629-9). It is no substitution for the book, but it attempts to make salient the main concepts, explanations and conclusions of it. It does so by first presenting a short general summary and then a summary of the main points of each chapter as well as the main conclusions of the book. It also includes the full list of references used by the book.

J.E.L classification codes: C18, E20, F43, F47, O11, O16, O19, P48, Q54

Keywords:Functionality, Localization, Network shifting, Substitution potential, Endogenous reactions, Development