The Economic Impact of Terrorism: A New Model and Its Application to Pakistan.
Posted: 7 Sep 2015 Last revised: 20 Nov 2015
Date Written: September 6, 2015
This paper introduces a new economic model to analyze the effects of a possible terrorist attack, namely the terrorist attack vulnerability evaluation model (TAVE-Model). The model analyzes three different phases of terrorism: (i) origins of a terrorist attack; (ii) terrorist attack itself; and (iii) post-attack effects. In addition, the TAVE-Model identifies economic desgrowth (−δ), intensity of terrorist activities (αi), terrorist attack losses (−π), economic wear (Π), level of terrorist attack tension (ζ), level of terrorist attacks monitoring (η), and total economic leaking (Ωt) under a terrorist attack. Finally, we apply the TAVE-Model to Pakistan, a country where terrorism poses a significant socio-economic risk. More specifically, we use the model to assess the relationship between terrorism and the economic performance of Pakistan.
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Keywords: Terrorism; Economic modeling; Economic desgrowth; Policy modeling; Pakistan
JEL Classification: R11; R12
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