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Abstract

This paper describes a spatial-dynamic, stochastic optimisation model that takes account of the complexities and dependencies of catastrophic risks. Following a description of the general model, the paper briefly discusses a case study of earthquake risk in the Irkutsk region of Russia. For this purpose the risk management model is customized to explicitly incorporate the geological characteristics of the region, as well as the seismic hazards and the vulnerability of the built environment. In its general form, the model can analyse the interplay between investment in mitigation and risk-sharing measures. In the application described in this paper, the model generates insurance strategies that are less vulnerable to insolvency.

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Authors: AMENDOLA A, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, A-2361 Laxenburg (AT), Visiting from EC-JRC-ISIS, Ispra (VA) (IT);ERMOLIEV Y, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, A-2361 Laxenburg (AT);ERMOLIEVA T, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, A-2361 Laxenburg (AT);LINNEROOTH-BAYER J, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, A-2361 Laxenburg (AT);GITIS V, Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, B. Karetny St. 19, 101447 Moscow (RU);KOFF G, Institute of Lithosphere, Russian Academy of Sciences, Staromonetny per.22, Moscow, 109180 (RU)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Natural Hazards 21 (2000) pp.381-393
Record Number: 200013027 / Last updated on: 2001-01-24
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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