Modeling Spatial and Economic Impacts of Disasters by Yasuhide OkuyamaModeling Spatial and Economic Impacts of Disasters by Yasuhide Okuyama

Modeling Spatial and Economic Impacts of Disasters

byYasuhide OkuyamaEditorStephanie E. Chang

Paperback | October 21, 2010

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This volume is dedicated to the memory of Barclay G. Jones, Professor of City and Regional Planning and Regional Science at Cornell University. Over a decade ago, Barclay took on a fledgling area of study - economic modeling of disasters - and nurtured its early development. He served as the social science program director at the National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (NCEER), a university consortium sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the United States. In this capacity, Barclay shepherded and attracted a number of regional scientists to the study of disasters. He organized a conference, held in the ill-fated World Trade Center in September 1995, on "The Economic Consequences of Earthquakes: Preparing for the Unexpected. " He persistently advocated the importance of social science research in an establishment dominated by less-than-sympathetic natural scientists and engineers. In 1993, Barclay organized the first of a series of sessions on "Measuring Regional Economic Effects of Unscheduled Events" at the North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). This unusual nomenclature brought attention to the challenge that disasters -largely unanticipated, often sudden, and always disorderly - pose to the regional science modeling tradition. The sessions provided an annual forum for a growing coalition of researchers, where previously the literature had been fragmentary, scattered, and episodic. Since Barclay's unexpected passing in 1997, we have continued this effort in his tradition.
Title:Modeling Spatial and Economic Impacts of DisastersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pagesPublished:October 21, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642059856

ISBN - 13:9783642059858


Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- I: Conceptual and Modeling Issues.- 2 Economic Principles, Issues, and Research Priorities in Hazard Loss Estimation.- 3 Indirect Losses from Natural Disasters: Measurement and Myth.- 4 Has September 11 Affected New York City's Growth Potential?.- II: Economic Models.- 5 Measuring Economic Impacts of Disasters: Interregional Input-Output Analysis Using Sequential Interindustry Model.- 6 Geohazards in Social Systems: An Insurance Matrix Approach.- 7 Computable General Equilibrium Modeling of Electric Utility Lifeline Losses from Earthquakes.- 8 The Fall of the Iron Curtain and the Evolution of German Regional Labour Markets: A Self-Organized Criticality Perspective.- 9 Risk Perception, Location Choice and Land-use Patterns under Disaster Risk: Long-term Consequences of Information Provision in a Spatial Economy.- III: Integrative Models.- 10 The Dynamics of Recovery: A Framework.- 11 Earthquake Disaster Mitigation for Urban Transportation Systems: An Integrated Methodology That Builds on the Kobe and Northridge Experiences.- 12 Analysis of Economic Impacts of an Earthquake on Transportation Network.- 13 Benefit Cost Analysis for Renewal Planning of Existing Electric Power Equipment.- 14 Evaluating the Disaster Resilience of Power Networks and Grids.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"Modelling Spatial and Economic Impacts of Disasters is a new book published in 2004 . . The book is a sound foundational text . . is best described as an extensive, well-organised literature review of disaster impact modelling research. . the book is a good synopsis of fundamental concepts, current research and future directions. . In addition to disaster and emergency modelling specialists, the book is recommended to risk management professionals, policy makers, senior managers and researchers in emergency management related roles." (Ron Shamir, The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, Vol. 20 (1), February, 2005)