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Evaluation of the Productivity Decrease Risk Due to a Future Increase in Tropical Cyclone Intensity in Japan

Abstract: A number of scientists have recently conducted research that shows that tropical cyclone intensity is likely to increase in the future. This would result in an increase in the damage along with a decrease in economic productivity due to precaut… more »

Economic costs of extratropical storms under climate change: an application of FUND

Abstract: Extratropical cyclones have attracted some attention in climate policy circles as a possible significant damage factor of climate change. This study conducts an assessment of economic impacts of increased storm activities under climate change w… more »

Version 4.5.5 of Mitigation Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) Toolkit Released

Version 4.5.5 of the Mitigation Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) Toolkit was released in August of 2009. The toolkit includes all of the FEMA BCA software, technical guides and tools to conduct a Benefit Cost Analysis. Version 4.5.5 represents a major updat… more »

Catastrophe risk pricing : an empirical analysis

Summary: The price of catastrophe risks is viewed by many to be too high and/or too volatile. Catastrophe risk practitioners point out that, contrary to standard insurance, such as automobile insurance, catastrophe re-insurance is exposed to infrequent b… more »