Economic effects in emergency management during the last decade

Katharina Renken, Andrea Jackman, Mario Beruvides

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Abstract

An increasing number of declared major disasters in recent years leads to the question whether money spent on mitigation and preparedness (pre-disaster spending) is spent well to reduce the money spent on response and recovery (post-disaster spending). While research investigates the impact of politics on the decision-making process in regards of the declaration of a major disaster by the president, and the impact of new media on the decisionmaking process, research does not fully investigate the economic effects of pre-disaster spending on the postdisaster spending. However, a relationship between these variables should be present: A high amount spent on mitigation and preparedness before the disaster is expected to reduce the amount needed after a disaster. This paper will investigate this relationship on the state level.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication67th Annual Conference and Expo of the Institute of Industrial Engineers 2017
EditorsHarriet B. Nembhard, Katie Coperich, Elizabeth Cudney
PublisherInstitute of Industrial Engineers
Pages169-174
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780983762461
StatePublished - 2017
Event67th Annual Conference and Expo of the Institute of Industrial Engineers 2017 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: May 20 2017May 23 2017

Publication series

Name67th Annual Conference and Expo of the Institute of Industrial Engineers 2017

Conference

Conference67th Annual Conference and Expo of the Institute of Industrial Engineers 2017
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period05/20/1705/23/17

Keywords

  • Economic effects
  • Emergency management
  • Major disasters
  • Post-disaster spending
  • Pre-disaster spending

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    Renken, K., Jackman, A., & Beruvides, M. (2017). Economic effects in emergency management during the last decade. In H. B. Nembhard, K. Coperich, & E. Cudney (Eds.), 67th Annual Conference and Expo of the Institute of Industrial Engineers 2017 (pp. 169-174). (67th Annual Conference and Expo of the Institute of Industrial Engineers 2017). Institute of Industrial Engineers.