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Economic effects in emergency management during the last decade

: Renken, K.; Beruvides, M.; Jackman, A.

Coperich, K. ; Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers -IISE-:
Industrial and Systems Engineering Conference 2017. Vol.1 : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 20-23 May 2017
Red Hook, NY: Curran, 2017
ISBN: 9780983762461
ISBN: 978-1-5108-4802-3
Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE Annual Conference and Expo) <2017, Pittsburgh/Pa.>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IML ()

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.