Concern has been growing about the risks of climate change, aging infrastructure, and economic uncertainty. Mindful of these threats, resiliency analysis has become critical to the missions of agencies at all levels of government, including the states.
REMI Senior Economist Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D. will be hosting a seminar entitled “Planning for Disaster: Economic Resiliency Analysis” on Wednesday, September 18th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Hall of the States in Washington, D.C. that describes how states can evaluate and quantify economic resiliency in the energy, transportation, and public finance sectors.
Economic resilience is a vital component of resiliency analysis as it refers to an economy’s ability to withstand and appropriately respond to a disruption. A disaster tends to bring about physical damages, but citizens are typically unaware of the toll it takes on the state economy, as well as the organizations tasked with recovery efforts.
Metropolitan planning organizations and regional planning commissions prepare for disruptions caused by natural events such as hurricanes, wildfires, and earthquakes. Transportation departments evaluate risks posed to critical infrastructure, such as bridges and tunnels. Budget and revenue departments forecast the eventuality of a recession and budget shortfalls.
The elevation in the awareness and frequency of disasters generates increased urgency for states to prepare for devastation. Whether it is lobbying for grant funding, quantifying their level of economic resiliency, or calculating the impacts of a disaster to diverse stakeholders, economic modeling can enhance their planning strategies as they push to become more resilient.
This seminar includes presentations on the economic impacts of state resiliency planning, descriptions of analyses completed using REMI’s economic modeling software, and the methodological approaches implemented.
If you would like to attend this event, please email Kendell Sweeney-Thomas at Kendell.Sweeney-Thomas@remi.com, contact us by phone at (413) 549-1169, or click below to register.
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Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D., is a Senior Economist at REMI. Since joining REMI in September 2017, he has assisted clients in planning and conducting economic analysis using the REMI model, contributed to the firm’s business development efforts, and prepared and presented in-person and online seminars on topics such as Amazon HQ 2.0 and innovation in transportation. Dr. Evangelakis is based at REMI’s Washington D.C. office.
Prior to starting at REMI, Dr. Evangelakis taught undergraduate Intermediate Microeconomics as a lecturer at the University of Chicago. He is an experienced economic researcher and analyst; highlights of his work include measuring the effects of climate change on mortality and electricity usage and estimating air quality effects of the NOx Budget Program. Dr. Evangelakis has written papers analyzing the effects of Florida property tax reform and the non-pecuniary benefits of building a professional sports stadium. He also served as an intern at The Washington Economics Group, Inc., and The Human Services Coalition of Miami-Dade County.
Hall of the States
444 North Capitol St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Thank you for your interest in REMI. Your registration is confirmed for our seminar “Planning for Disaster: Economic Resiliency Analysis” on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019.
The event will take place from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Hall of the States building on 444 North Capitol St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.
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