Adam Rose

Expert in the economics of natural and human-caused hazards, including earthquakes and terrorist attacks, and in climate change and energy policy

Research Professor, USC Price School of Public Policy

Coordinator for Economics, Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) at USC


  • energy and environmental economics
  • natural hazards and disasters (floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis)
  • terrorism (including bioterrorism)
  • economics of energy and climate change policy
  • carbon trading policies, including tradable emission permit
  • greenhouse gas cap and trade systems
  • climate change policy in the Western U.S., European Union, and Pacific Rim
  • coronavirus/COVID-19 effects
  • economics of equitable infrastructure development

Additional Information

  • Lead researcher for a report to the U.S. Congress on the net benefits of FEMA hazard mitigation grants
  • Member of an EPA Scientific Advisory Board Panel on the Second Generation Climate Change Policy Model


  • Boston Bombing and Manhunt: What's the Economic Impact?
  • Economic Consequence and 9/11

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