Economics and Weather: Methods and Applications

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Thursday, 2 February 2006: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
A307 (Georgia World Congress Center)
Host: First Symposium on Policy Research
Organizers:  William Hooke and Genene Fisher, AMS Policy Program, Washington, DCRoger Pulwarty, CIRES/University of Colorado, NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center, Boulder, CO
  8:30 AM
  8:45 AM
  9:00 AM
The overlap in scientist's and reinsurer's interests in assessing, modeling, and monitoring the impacts of extreme climate events
Richard J. Murnane, Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Garrett Park, MD; and H. F. Diaz
  9:15 AM
The Miami Hurricane Event Market (MAHEM): A Hurricane Futures Market
David Letson, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and D. S. Nolan, D. Kelly, and F. Nelson
  9:30 AM
The Economic Value of Hurricane Forecasts: An Overview and Research Needs
David Letson, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and J. K. Lazo and D. Sutter
  9:45 AM
Severe Weather and Bank Performance
B.T. Ewing, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and S. E. Hein and J. B. Kruse

  10:00 AM
U.S. Flood Damage: future expectations based upon historical trends
Erik Noble, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, Boulder, CO
  10:15 AM
The Benefits and Cost of NEXRAD Weather Radar
Daniel Sutter, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. M. Simmons
  10:30 AM
Replicating Innovation: Successes and Challenges
Dale A. Morris, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman, OK; and M. A. Shafer and D. S. Arndt
  10:45 AM
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

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