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The indirect economic effects of a terrorist attack on transport infrastructure: a proposal for a SAGE

The indirect economic effects of a terrorist attack on transport infrastructure: a proposal for a... After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York on 11 September 2001 there is an increased fear of terrorism. The transport sector seems to be a main target for terrorism. Not only air‐traffic, but also main traffic junctions such as tunnels and bridges may be possible targets of terrorists. The horrific attacks on several trains in Madrid in 2004, illustrate ones more the credibility of these threats. This paper addresses the question how to measure the indirect effects of a terrorist attack on transport infrastructure via an increase in transport costs, and discusses a approach how a government may find the economically most vulnerable links in the infrastructure network. It is proposed to use a spatial applied general equilibrium model in the new economic geography tradition to measure the indirect economic effects. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Disaster Prevention and Management Emerald Publishing

The indirect economic effects of a terrorist attack on transport infrastructure: a proposal for a SAGE

Disaster Prevention and Management , Volume 13 (4): 8 – Sep 1, 2004

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0965-3562
DOI
10.1108/09653560410556537
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Abstract

After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York on 11 September 2001 there is an increased fear of terrorism. The transport sector seems to be a main target for terrorism. Not only air‐traffic, but also main traffic junctions such as tunnels and bridges may be possible targets of terrorists. The horrific attacks on several trains in Madrid in 2004, illustrate ones more the credibility of these threats. This paper addresses the question how to measure the indirect effects of a terrorist attack on transport infrastructure via an increase in transport costs, and discusses a approach how a government may find the economically most vulnerable links in the infrastructure network. It is proposed to use a spatial applied general equilibrium model in the new economic geography tradition to measure the indirect economic effects.

Journal

Disaster Prevention and ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 2004

Keywords: Terrorism; Economics; Transport services sector; Modelling

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