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Disaster Studies

The Center for Business and Economic Research as written several studies on the economic impact of various natural diseasters both domestic and international.  These studies provide a broad scope of the damage and economic recovery of areas affected by these disasters.

International Studies

 Pakistan Flood

Preliminary Damage Estimates for Pakistani Flood Events, 2010
This study examines preliminary damage estimates incurred in Pakistan as a result of the 2010 flood.  Written by Michael J. Hicks, Ball State University, and Mark L. Burton, University of Tennessee.

Domestic Studies

Preliminary Flood Damage Estimates for the Memphis, Tennessee, MSA

Preliminary Flood Damage Estimates for the Memphis, Tennessee, MSA
This brief study examines preliminary damage estimates incurred in the MSA of Memphis, Tenn., as a result of the Spring 2011 flooding.

2011 Ice Storm Damages

A Preliminary Discussion of Storm Damages
With the current ice and snow storms occuring throughout Indiana, there is the potential for widespread economic distruption and damages to infrastructure.  This statement addresses these economic issues.

Flood Research 2008  

Preliminary Flood Damage Assessments
This report is designed to provide a very preliminary assessment of flood damages that occurred from June 6, 2008, along the White and Wabash rivers, and their tributaries in Indiana.

Preliminary Flood Damage Estimates for Iowa
A preliminary estimate of probable damages, based on an econometric model developed after the 1993 floods and verified through experience with Hurricane Katrina.


Related Studies

Hurricane Katrina: Preliminary Estimates of Commercial and Public Sector Damages, September 2005
This paper provides initial estimates of damages in a number of infrastructure categories and residential and commercial structures, content and equipment.  Written by Michael J. Hicks (Ball State University) and Mark L. Burton (University of Tennessee), with Marshall University. 

Preliminary Information on Rebuilding Efforts in the Gulf Coast

Expected Flood Damages to Transportation Infrastructures as a Proportion of Total Event Costs: a Methodological Exploration, 2003
This study include estimation techniques for a wide-ranging set of residential and commercial damage groupings as a result of the 2003 floods of the Tennessee Valley.  Writeen by Michael J. Hicks (Ball State Univeristy) and Mark L. Burton (Univeristy of Tennessee), with Marshall University.