Development of an Economic Framework to Evaluate Resilience in Recovering from Major Port Disruptions

The objective of this proposed study is to develop an operational framework to evaluate the effectiveness of a comprehensive list of relevant resilience options that can help ports and related businesses in the supply-chain recover more rapidly from port disruptions. Extend and adapt a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model developed by the research team, and apply it to quantify the relative contributions of various resilience options in mitigating potential economic impacts from port disruptions. The U.S. Geological Survey Science Application for Risk Reduction (SAFRR) Tsunami Scenario that impacts the major seaports along the California coast will be used as a case study to illustrate how the research team will apply the economic resilience framework to assess the applicability and effectiveness of various economic resilience tactics. The research team will focus on the case analysis of three major ports in California: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, and Port of Oakland.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $78148
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Provost, Leanne

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research

    University of Southern California
    650 Childs Way, RGL 107
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626
  • Principal Investigators:

    Wei, Dan

  • Start Date: 20150815
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160901
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39743

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572364
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research
  • Contract Numbers: 65A0533
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2015 1:00AM