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SpringerBriefs in Political Science

Socioeconomic Effects of the National Flood Insurance Program

Authors: Howard, James

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  • Provides the first comprehensive analysis of the costs and benefits of the NFIP in its nearly 50-year history
  • Includes the first estimate of the demand curve for flood insurance in the United States
  • Calculates long-term net social benefits of the NFIP and FMA through 2060
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This Brief presents a benefit-cost analysis of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as well as an evaluation of its cumulative socioeconomic effects. Created by Congress in 1968, the NFIP provides flood insurance protection to property owners, in return for local government commitment to sound floodplain management. Since 1994, the NFIP has included a Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program to provide local communities with support for flood mitigation. This book offers quantitative evidence of the net social benefit of the NFIP for the years 1996-2010, including an independent assessment of the consumer benefit.  Second, it provides distributionally weighted analysis to show the socioeconomic effects of payments and claims. Finally, this Brief includes an analysis of the change in government revenue attributable to the NFIP and FMA programs. The models used in each component of the analysis are usable by others for extending and revising the analysis. Providing a comprehensive analysis of this increasingly important federal policy, this Brief will be of use to students of environmental economics and public policy as well as those interested in risk management in the era of climate change.   

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29063-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29062-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socioeconomic Effects of the National Flood Insurance Program
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Political Science
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29063-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29063-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-29062-1
Series ISSN
2191-5466
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 124
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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