Accession Number:

AD0644307

Title:

THE NATURE OF FLOOD CONTROL BENEFITS AND THE ECONOMICS OF FLOOD PROTECTION

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA INST FOR MATHEMATICALSTUDIES IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-12-12

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

The paper deals with the problem of assessing the benefits from various types of flood protection. The first chapter contains a discussion of the nature of the benefits from flood protection and relates the various types of benefits to five different measures for coping with flood losses. The second chapter develops a theory of land use as it relates to the structure of rents. This theoretical framework is used in Chapter 3 to develop the proper measure of benefits from land enhancement. The final chapter deals with the effects of alternative programs of insurance on the cost of risk-bearing associated with flooding.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE