A Systems Approach to Management of Catastrophic Risks

Ermoliev, Y.M., Ermolieva, T.Y., MacDonald, G.J., Norkin, V.I., & Amendola, A. (2000). A Systems Approach to Management of Catastrophic Risks. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-00-008. Reprinted from European Journal of Operational Research, 122:452-460 [2000].

[thumbnail of RR-00-08.pdf]
RR-00-08.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (4MB) | Preview


There are two main strategies in dealing with rare and dependent catastrophic risks: the use of risk reduction measures (preparedness programs, land-use regulations, etc.) and the use of risk-spreading mechanisms, such as insurance and financial markets. These strategies are not separable. The risk reduction measures increase the insurability of risks. On the other hand, the insurance policies on premiums may enforce risk reduction measures. The role of system approaches, models and accompanying decision support systems becomes of critical importance for managing catastrophic risks. The paper discusses some methodological challenges concerning the design of such models and decision support systems.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report (Reprint))
Research Programs: Risk, Modeling and Society (RMS)
Bibliographic Reference: Reprinted from European Journal of Operational Research; 122:452-460 [2000]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:12
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:17
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/6260

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item