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Improving Homeland Security Decisions by Detlof von Winterfeldt, Milind Tambe, Ali E. Abbas

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10 The Temporal Regional Economic Impacts of a Hurricane Disaster on Oil Refinery Operations: A FlexNIEMO Approach

Jiyoung Park, Peter Gordon, Yunkyung Kim, James E. Moore, II, and Harry W. Richardson

10.1 Introduction

Many economic impact estimates have relied on input-output (IO) models. Spatially disaggregated IO models permit decision makers and analysts to apply IO techniques to estimate local effects. Applied to the greater Los Angeles area, the Southern California Planning Model (SCPM) estimates impacts at the level of traffic analysis zones. The 2001 version of the National Interstate Economic Model (NIEMO) is a multiregional IO model that involves the 50 states and the District of Columbia. NIEMO has both supply- and demand-side capability. ...

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