The Economics of Managing Natural Disasters on October 26, 2019 in Colorado Springs

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The Economics of Managing Natural Disasters on October 26, 2019 in Colorado Springs

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The Economics of Managing Natural Disasters
October 26, 2019 | Colorado Springs | Accredited

Natural disasters are unpredictable, disruptive, and life-changing. They lead to a wide range of losses in life, property, and dreams. Yet, communities still possess some control over how they fare against Mother Nature, and how we prepare and respond to natural disasters significantly affects the extent of losses incurred. A variety of economic issues related to disasters will be addressed:

* What constitutes “price gouging” in the market for key materials and services?
* How do “moral hazards” that incentivize risk-taking change the behavior of those who live in disaster-prone areas?
* What differences in the structure of local and global economies lead to different rates of response and recovery?
* What factors impact the economic gains and losses associated with rebuilding devastated areas, as well as risk assessment for insurance companies?

Grades: Secondary Teacher Focus (grades 6-12)
Location: Colorado Springs, TBD
Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Fee: $25 class fee*
Optional Credit: ½ UCCS ECON 6310 Graduate Credit Hour, $50. Credit is good for Certificate in Economic Education.
Faculty: Dave LaRivee, PhD, US Air Force Academy; and mentor teacher Kurt Gutschick, Valor Christian High School, Highlands Ranch
Includes: Light breakfast, lunch

$50 & $100 Teacher Travel Stipends Are Available

Economic Literacy Colorado is offering a travel stipend for active COLORADO teachers. Fill out a form (provided at the class) and we will send you a check upon mileage verification. Receive $50 when you drive over 75 miles one way or $100 when you drive over 200 miles one way. One stipend per carpool please.
REGISTRATION GUIDELINES: We try to identify the best fit for our open enrollment classes, usually by the kinds of resources and pedagogy included in the class. However, it is our STRONG belief that the content from any of these classes is valuable for the professional development of any teacher, will enhance the understanding of ALL teachers, and will inspire creative applications in individual classrooms. We encourage teachers of all grade levels to attend any of our classes.
*REFUND POLICY: Registration cancellations must be requested 10 business days prior to the class start date; otherwise registration fees will be forfeited.