Microeconomic Impacts of Australian Natural Disasters

  • Johnston, David (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Mendolia, Silvia (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Savage, David A. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Siminski, Peter (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Torgler, Benno (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Natural disasters have profound economic and social impacts on individuals and communities; but a comprehensive understanding of these impacts is missing from academic literatures and policy inquiries. This project aims to describe and identify the impacts of Australian natural disasters - such as the Black Saturday bushfires and Brisbane floods - on important microeconomic outcomes, including health, education and employment. Specific goals are to better understand the variation in outcomes, determinants of resilience, and how impacts evolve over time. The project will provide policy-relevant causal estimates by applying modern econometric techniques to field, survey and administrative data that tracks individuals across time.
Effective start/end date15/03/1730/06/21


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$403,500.00
  • Monash University – Internal University Contribution: A$37,136.00
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT): A$18,927.00
  • University of Wollongong
  • University of Newcastle