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How do models for natural catastrophes differ from those for terrorism catastrophes?

Wednesday, September 05, 2007
The framework used to model terrorism risk is similar to that of natural catastrophes..

A SQUARE :: 05Sep07 How do models for natural catastrophes differ from those for terrorism catastrophes?
Category Insurance
Faculty Peter Ulrich
Expertise Insurance Special
Author Sona Blessing
Faculty Name
A common misconception is that there is very little data with which to build a US terrorism model due to the fact there have only two major successful jihadist attacks on US soil (1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 9/11 attacks). However, RMS has collected a significant body of data for use in building a terrorism model for the US.
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