National, state, and local stakeholders are increasingly concerned with environmental disruption, aging infrastructure, and economic uncertainty. Mindful of these threats, resiliency analysis has become critical to the missions of federal, state, and regional agencies.
REMI Senior Economist Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D. and Economic Associate Elliot Jerry will be hosting a seminar entitled “Planning for Disaster: Economic Resiliency Analysis” on Monday, August 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Trenton, New Jersey that describes how to evaluate and quantify economic resilience in the energy, transportation, and public finance sectors.
We will also be joined by guest speaker Michael Pollock, Managing Director for Spectrum Gaming. During his presentation, “Gaming Policy for the Next Decade: Lessons Learned from the Past,” Mr. Pollock will discuss his extensive work studying Atlantic City and other markets over the course of four decades to display how policymakers can learn from the past in order to shape a more productive future.
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 local 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, flooding, 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 provides more opportunities to prepare for devastation. Whether it is lobbying for grant funding, quantifying an organization’s resilience output, or calculating the impacts of a disaster to diverse stakeholders, economic modeling can enhance regional planning strategies as we advance toward the full incorporation of resilience.
This seminar includes presentations on the impact of resilience 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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Michael Pollock oversees a broad portfolio of Spectrum services, including policy and impact studies for country, state and local governments, and financial and market studies for private-sector clients.
Mr. Pollock began analyzing the casino industry in 1978 and served as spokesman for the New Jersey Casino Control Commission from 1991 through 1996. He was a close advisor to the chairman, and oversaw the Office of Legislative Liaison. During this period of rapid deregulation, his charge was to maintain public confidence in the integrity of the regulatory system.
Mr. Pollock is the author of the award-winning book Hostage to Fortune: Atlantic City and Casino Gambling, published by the Center for Analysis of Public Issues in Princeton. The book examines the impact of casinos on Atlantic City and New Jersey. He has testified before the International Tribunal at The Hague, the World Bank in Washington, D.C., the US Senate Indian Affairs Committee and the US Senate Select Committee on Indian Gaming, and has been a featured speaker at the Congressional Gaming Caucus, a group of US House of Representatives members from gaming jurisdictions. He has also testified before numerous legislative committees throughout the United States.
He has led Spectrum economic analyses in markets throughout North America, as well as in Latin America, Guam, and Korea.
Mr. Pollock has won 20 journalism awards, and is the former editorial page editor of The Press of Atlantic City. Mr. Pollock is often cited by national media outlets, including The New York Times, Star-Ledger, BBC, MSNBC, ABC News and National Public Radio.
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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.
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Mr. Jerry has experience serving at a U.S. Senator’s office, conducting research, preparing documents, and facilitating communication between federal agencies and constituents. He also served as a field organizer in Massachusetts on a 2016 presidential campaign.
Hilton Garden Inn Hamilton
Mercer Ballroom Salon A
800 US Highway 130
Hamilton, NJ 08690
Thank you for your interest in REMI. Your registration is confirmed for our seminar “Planning for Disaster: Economic Resiliency Analysis” on Monday, August 5th, 2019.
The event will take place from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Hilton Garden Inn Hamilton, Mercer Ballroom Salon A on 800 US Highway 130, Hamilton, NJ 08690.
We will call a day or so before the event to confirm your attendance and to see if you have any questions. Please feel free to share the invitation with any other staff or colleagues who may be interested.
We look forward to seeing you in Trenton!
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