The Risks of Terrorism

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Springer | 2003/2010 | ISBN: 1402077343 1441954287 9781441954282 9781475767872 9781402077340 | 153 pages | PDF | 5 MB

Several chapters present original survey results analyzing these different aspects of terrorism risk assessments. These studies also begin to explore how people might be willing to sacrifice civil liberties to reduce the risk of terrorism and whether perceived terrorism risks are affected by the severity of the outcome and by proximity to past terrorist attacks.
The insurance industry incurred financial losses generated by the terrorism attack. The risks had not been foreseen and were not reflected in insurance pricing. These new terrorism risks generated considerable uncertainty for insurance markets, leading to insurance stock price declines that are documented in this book. Subsequently, a stock price rebound occurred, particularly for the higher quality firms.
A third pair of essays deals with policy responses to terrorism risks. A central theme of these analyses is that protective actions by one party have fundamental effects on the risks posed to others. Making airlines immune to terrorist attack may shift the terrorism attacks elsewhere, diminishing the net improvement in security. The papers included here examine how resources should be targeted given these offsetting effects.

Contents
Sacrificing Civil Liberties to Reduce Terrorism Risks
Terrorism and Probability Neglect
Judged Terror Risk and Proximity to the World Trade Center
Catastrophic Events, Parameter Uncertainty and the Breakdown of Implicit Long-Term Contracting: The Case of Terrorism Insurance
Insuring September 11th: Market Recovery and Transparency
The Ecology of Terror Defense
Interdependent Security
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