Estimating the Cost-Effectiveness of Resilience to Disasters: Survey Instrument Design & Refinement of Primary Data
Dormady, N., Rose, A., Rosoff, H. & Roa-Henriquez, A. 2019. Estimating the Cost-Effectiveness of Resilience to Disasters: Survey Instrument Design & Refinement of Primary Data. In, Ruth, M., & Reisemann, S.G. (Eds). Handbook on Resilience of Socio-Technical Systems. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
24 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2017 Last revised: 5 Jun 2020
Date Written: January 25, 2019
The chapter provides a methodology for measuring the cost-effectiveness of resilience to disasters. Whereas the vast majority of extant literature in the resilience field focuses on regional and community resilience, this work extends prior work by the authors on microeconomic (i.e., firm-level) resilience and its measurement. Firm-level resilience actions, or tactics, are identified and described within an established economic resilience framework (Rose, 2017: Dormady et al., 2017). A survey-based approach is presented with an explicit application to businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy in the NY and NJ coastal areas. A small sample demonstration of resilience cost-effectiveness results is presented in the form of statistical cost curves. The chapter concludes with a discussion of both methodological and public policy applications of the approach.
Keywords: Economic Resilience, Survey Design, Inherent and Adaptive Resilience, Disasters, Cost-Benefit Analysis
JEL Classification: C81, C83, D24, D61, L29, M21, Q54
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