Preparing for natural disasters - where does the Reserve Bank fit in?

Release date
01/12/1997
Reference
Vol. 60. No. 4. December 1997
Author
Bruce D. White
In this article Bruce White discusses some of the issues that the Reserve Bank would need to address in the event of New Zealand experiencing a major natural disaster, for example a major earthquake centered on Wellington. The article stems from work undertaken within the Bank aimed at ensuring that it has an appropriate capacity to respond effectively to the issues that would arise in such a situation.