Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2018

221  Texas A&M University at Galveston  (73412)

Principal Investigator: Wesley Highfield/David Retchless/William Merrell/Meri Davlasheridze/Sam Brody

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 1,594,189

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 9/1/17 - 12/15/18

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: Social Sciences - Economic

Department, Center, School, or Institute: Marine Science

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Evaluating the Effects of a Coastal Spine: National Level Economic Ripples and Effects on Flood Insurance

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: Texas General Land Office

Program Title: N/A
CFDA Linked: Community Development Block Grants/State's Program


1.1.1 - The study will evaluate the economic impacts of a storm-surge event in the Houston-Galveston region. First, at the industrial level, we will investigate the impacts to high-density industrial and petro-chemical complexes in the Galveston Bay region and the potential to send detrimental economic "ripples" throughout the U.S. economy, affecting businesses that are directly and indirectly linked with local producers and refiners. Second, at the household level we seek to estimate the financial burden of flood insurance in the Houston-Galveston region and determine the premium savings to homeowners at the local level if a coastal barrier system was in place. Additional survey data will also be collected at the household level to better understand behavior in response to the construction of a coastal spine. Budget categories include salaries and fringe ( PI, Co-PIs, Co-Investigators, post doc, graduate and undergraduate students), travel, materials & supplies, other costs and tuition.

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