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The economics of flood insurance

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The economics of flood insurance

This course shows how some of the theories and tools of economics can be applied to understanding and tackling the problem of flood risk in the UK. With the incidence of flooding rising due to climate change, this is an increasingly important policy issue worldwide. You will gain insights into the practical use of economics in a policymaking setting.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 2 study in Economics.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • begin to understand and confidently use some economic concepts and terminology
  • break down the issue of flood risk into some essential elements and apply appropriate economic theory and techniques to its analysis.

First Published: 09/06/2020

Updated: 05/08/2020