University of Southern California

Dr. Adam Rose

Much of Professor Rose's research is on the economics of natural and man-made hazards. He recently served on a National Research Council panel on the benefits of advanced seismic monitoring and as a lead researcher for a report to the U.S. Congress on the net benefits of FEMA hazard mitigation grants. He is currently a principal investigator on an NSF grant to estimate the economic impacts of risk amplification following terrorist attacks, a project for the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center to develop a computable general equilibrium modeling capability to analyze the consequences of terrorist threats, and an NSF project to develop a hazards decision support model for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. A major focus of his research has been on resilience to natural disasters and terrorism at the levels of the individual business, market, and regional economy.

Professor Rose's other research areas are the economics of energy and climate change policy. His emphasis has been on the design of policy instruments, primarily tradable emission permits, for sponsors ranging from the United Nations to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. He recently served as a member of an EPA Scientific Advisory Board Panel on the Second Generation Climate Change Policy Model and is a coordinating team member for the federal interagency State of the Carbon Cycle Review. He is currently focusing on greenhouse gas cap and trade systems in the Western U.S., with the prospects of involving the European Union and developing counties in the Pacific Rim.

Professor Rose serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Regional Science, Resource and Energy Economics, Energy Policy, and Resource Policy. He has served as the American Economic Association Representative to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Geographers Energy and Environment Specialty Group. He is the recipient of a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, East-West Center Fellowship, American Planning Association's Outstanding Program Planning Honor Award, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Special Service Recognition Award, and Applied Technology Council Outstanding Achievement Award.

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