Economic impacts of an earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone: a multiregional analysis

Yasuhide Okuyama, Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, Tschangho J. Kim, David E. Boyce, Heejoo Ham, Jungyul Sohn

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Abstract

This study aims to estimate and evaluate the economic impacts of a catastrophic earthquake in regional and interregional contexts, emphasizing interregional commodity flows in conjunction with inter-industry relationships as well as the assessment of seismic damages on production facilities and transportation network. The analytical model employed is a multi-regional input-output commodity flow model. The economic impacts of a catastrophic earthquake are estimated and evaluated based on some hypothetical scenarios to analyze the magnitude and the extent of the direct and indirect impacts. As a possible extension, the model developed in this study can be utilized as tools for strategic management of the recovery and reconstruction efforts after the event.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages592-601
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Aug 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 5th U.S. Conference on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering: Optimazing Post-Earthquake Lifeline System Reliability - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: Aug 12 1999Aug 14 1999

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1999 5th U.S. Conference on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering: Optimazing Post-Earthquake Lifeline System Reliability
CitySeattle, WA, USA
Period8/12/998/14/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics

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    Okuyama, Y., Hewings, G. J. D., Kim, T. J., Boyce, D. E., Ham, H., & Sohn, J. (1999). Economic impacts of an earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone: a multiregional analysis. 592-601. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1999 5th U.S. Conference on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering: Optimazing Post-Earthquake Lifeline System Reliability, Seattle, WA, USA, .