Adam Rose

Research Professor

University of Southern California

Adam Rose is a research professor in the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy and a faculty affiliate of the USC Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE).  His primary research interest is the economics of disasters, including natural hazards, terrorism, and technological accidents. He has spearheaded the development of CREATE’s comprehensive economic consequence analysis framework and done pioneering research on resilience at the level of the individual business/household, market/industry, and regional/national economy. He has also completed dozens of case studies of disaster consequences and recovery, including the September 11 terrorist attacks. 

Rose is currently the principal investigator on an National Science Foundation grant to study dynamic economic resilience to disasters, with an application to SuperStorm Sandy, and on a contract for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to formulate a deductible for post-disaster assistance. He is the project leader of the Economic Consequence Analysis Working Group on Maritime Cyber Security. He recently served as an advisor on disaster resilience to the United Nations Development Programme and to the World Bank on financing disaster risk management. He was the research team leader on the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Council report to the U.S. Congress on net benefits of FEMA hazard mitigation grants. His other major research area is the economics of energy and climate change policy.

Rose is the author of several books and more than 200 professional papers, including "Economic Consequence Analysis of Disasters:  The E-CAT Software Tool" (Springer) and "The Economics of Climate Change Policy" (Elgar).