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Adriana Keating is a Research Scholar with the Risk and Resilience (RISK) Program at the International Institute of Applied System Analysis (IIASA). Her academic career has focused on development economics as well as political science and human geography. She joins IIASA from the position of Research Economist at the Centre for Risk and Community Safety at RMIT University, Melbourne Australia. Previous to this Ms. Keating was an economist at the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), specializing in gender in development assistance.
Ms. Keating’s main research focuses on the economics of disasters and climate change adaptation, with particular reference to valuing intangible impacts, the risk of maladaptation and decision-support methodologies. Her skills include incorporating socio-ecological dimensions into economic analysis and vice versa, especially in regards to questions of resilience and vulnerabilities. Ms. Keating has a special interest in the research needs of policy-makers and other end-users, and the mechanisms by which research informs decision-making. Her research has included food security, traditional knowledge for disaster risk management, issues in disaster impact assessment, climate change adaptation economics under deep uncertainty and rapid change.
Last update: 28-APR-2016
Hochrainer-Stigler S, Keating A, Handmer John, & Ladds Monique (2018). Government liabilities for disaster risk in industrialized countries: a case study of Australia. Environmental Hazards 17 (1): 1-18. DOI:10.1080/17477891.2018.1426554.
Szoenyi M, Venkateswaran K, Keating A, & MacClune K (2017). After the Flood Is Before the Next Flood. In: Flood Damage Survey and Assessmentt: New Insights from Research and Practice. Eds. Molinari, Daniela, Menoni, Scira & Ballio, Francesco, pp. 135-149 Washingotn, DC, USA: American Geophysical Union. ISBN 978-1-119-21792-3 DOI:10.1002/9781119217930.ch10.
Mochizuki J, Keating A, Liu W, Hochrainer-Stigler S, & Mechler R (2017). An overdue alignment of risk and resilience? A conceptual contribution to community resilience. Disasters: 1-31. DOI:10.1111/disa.12239. (In Press)
Ladds M, Keating A, Handmer J, & Magee L (2017). How much do disasters cost? A comparison of disaster cost estimates in Australia. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 21: 419-429. DOI:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.01.004.
Magnuszewski P, Mochizuki J, Keating A, French A, Liu W, Mechler R, & Linnerooth-Bayer J (2017). Smart gaming for informing policy. In: IIASA Institutional Evaluation 2017, 27 February-1 March 2017, IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Keating A, Campbell K, Szoenyi M, McQuistan C, Nash D, & Burer M (2017). Development and testing of a community flood resilience measurement tool. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Discussions 17 (1): 77-101. DOI:10.5194/nhess-17-77-2017.
Keating A, Campbell K, Mechler R, Magnuszewski P, Mochizuki J, Liu W, Szoenyi M, & McQuistan C (2016). Disaster resilience: What it is and how it can engender a meaningful change in development policy. Development Policy Review 35 (1): 65-91. DOI:10.1111/dpr.12201.
Keating A, Venkateswaran K, Szoenyi M, MacClune K, & Mechler R (2016). From event analysis to global lessons: disaster forensics for building resilience. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 16: 1603-1616. DOI:10.5194/nhess-2016-52.
McCallum I, Liu W, See L, Mechler R, Keating A, Hochrainer-Stigler S, Mochizuki J, Fritz S, et al. (2016). Technologies to Support Community Flood Disaster Risk Reduction. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science 7 (2): 198-204. DOI:10.1007/s13753-016-0086-5.
Mochizuki J, Keating A, Mechler R, Egan C, & Hochrainer-Stigler S (2016). If Numbers Can Speak, Who Listens? Creating Engagement and Learning for Effective Uptake of DRR Investment in Developing Countries. PLOS Currents Disasters 8 DOI:10.1371/currents.dis.ab5922892b54a68f7315e967f6dd3406.
Keating A, Venkateswaran K, Szoenyi M, MacClune K, & Mechler R (2016). From event analysis to global lessons: disaster forensics for building resilience. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016, 17–22 April 2016, Vienna, Austria.
See L, McCallum I, Liu W, Keating A, Hochrainer-Stigler S, Mochizuki J, Fritz S, Dugar S, et al. (2016). The potential of crowdsourcing and mobile technology to support flood disaster risk reduction. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016, 17–22 April 2016, Vienna, Austria.
Keating A, Mechler R, Magnuszewski P, Liu W, & Mochizuki J (2015). System Analysis in International Development: From Concept to Application in Flood Prone Communities. In: Systems Analysis 2015 - A Conference in Celebration of Howard Raiffa, 11 -13 November, 2015, Laxenburg, Austria.
Liu W, Dhugar S, Bhandari D, Keating A, & Mechler R (2015). Diagnosing Disaster Resilience of Communities as Complex Socioecological Systems. In: Systems Analysis 2015 - A Conference in Celebration of Howard Raiffa, 11 -13 November, 2015, Laxenburg, Austria.
Venkateswaran K, MacClune K, Keating A, & Szoenyi M (2015). Learning from disasters to build resilience: a simple guide to conducting a Post Event Review. ISET-International & Zurich Insurance Group
Mechler R, Czajkowski J, Kunreuther H, Michel-Kerjan E, Botzen W, Keating A, McQuistan C, Cooper N, et al. (2014). Making Communities More Flood Resilient: The Role of Cost Benefit Analysis and Other Decision-support Tools in Disaster Risk Reduction. White Paper, Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (9 September 2014)
Mechler R, Czajkowski J, Kunreuther H, Michel-Kerjan E, Botzen W, Keating A, McQuistan C, Cooper N, et al. (2014). Risk Nexus : Making communities more flood resilient: The role of cost-benefit analysis and other decision-support tools. Issue Brief, Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, Zurich Insurance Company, Zurich, Switzerland (September 2014)
Keating A, Mechler R, Mochizuki J, Kunreuther H, Bayer J, Hanger S, McCallum I, See L, et al. (2014). Operationalizing Resilience Against Natural Disaster Risk: Opportunities, Barriers, and a Way Forward. Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance
Koehler M, Mechler R, Botzen W, Surminski S, Velazquez MP, Leblois A, Keating A, Mochizuki J, et al. (2014). Review of Economic Instruments in Risk Reduction. Deliverable 5.1, Working Paper, ENHANCE Project, IVM, Netherlands (30 April 2014)
Mochizuki J, Mechler R, Hochrainer-Stigler S, Keating A, & Williges K (2014). Revisiting the "disaster and development" debate - Toward a broader understanding of macroeconomic risk and resilience. Climate Risk Management 3: 39-54. DOI:10.1016/j.crm.2014.05.002.
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