The Economic Effects of Hurricanes

Presented by REMI Vice President Billy Leung and REMI Economist Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D.

September 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Photo credit: NOAA

After a hurricane has swept through a region, government agencies focus on assessing damage and launching recovery efforts. Evaluating a natural disaster’s aftermath inevitably includes totaling the economic consequences.

Dynamic economic impact analysis is invaluable for understanding not just policy changes, but also the effects of unplanned events. Storms shock economies by wreaking physical damage and disrupting normal activities.

We cordially invite you to join us for a webinar on Friday, September 29th, from 2 to 3 p.m. EST exploring how to use dynamic economic modeling to evaluate the implications of hurricanes.

For this presentation, REMI Vice President Billy Leung and REMI Economist Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D., will look at methodologies and review past studies, such as projections for impacts on Hillsborough County, Florida produced by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council and an analysis of Superstorm Sandy by Empire State Development. They will demonstrate how you can use the REMI model to estimate the economic impacts for major storms.

Following the presentation, you will have an opportunity to engage in a Q&A.