Lisa Brouwers

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  • Love Ekenberg, Lisa Brouwers, Mats Danielson, Karin Hansson, Jim Johannson, Ari Riabacke +4 others
  • 2003
Interim Reports on work of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis receive only limited review. Views or opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Institute, its National Member Organizations, or other organizations supporting the work.
The study of complex phenomena, such as the interplay between human and natural systems, requires models. To allow for an orderly study of the effects of individual actions the model must comprise different scales of granularity, individuals and aggregates. In a joint research project between IIASA (Austria), DSV (Sweden) and the Hungarian Academy of(More)
The Hungarian government is experiencing escalating costs for flood mit-igation measures and for economical compensation to victims. In a joint research project between the International Institute of Applied System Analysis (IIASA) in Austria, Computer and System Science Department (DSV) in Sweden, and the Hungarian Academy of Science, the flooding problem(More)
My work within a research project studying flood-risk management in Hun-gary is described, with special attention on loss-spreading instruments, mainly insurance. I argue that computer simulation tools are useful in catastrophe policy making. Computer simulation provides a method for estimating the consequences of different potential policy strategies. In(More)
A simulation model called VirSim was developed to aid policy making in Sweden. The model simulates the spread of pandemic influenza, using real population data on a national and regional level. Swedish authorities wanted a model that was both quick to run and to implement as a complement to the existing model MicroSim. The possibility to interactively(More)
  • Gijs Dekkers, Marcia Keegan, Cathal O 'donoghue, Donoghue, Jason Loughrey, Karyn Morrissey +13 others
  • 2016
234 x 156 mm 344 pages ebook PDF 978-1-4094-6932-2 £95.00 + VAT Includes 82 b&w illustrations Microsimulation as a modelling tool in social sciences has increased in importance over the last few decades. Once restricted to a handful of universities and government departments, as a scientific field it has achieved a new dynamism during the last decade. As(More)
This article presents a unique, large-scale and spatially explicit microsimulation model that uses official anonymized register data collected from all individuals living in Sweden. Individuals are connected to households and workplaces and represent crucial links in the Swedish social contact network. This enables significant policy experiments in the(More)
The number and severity of weather related catastrophes is increasing. Economic losses from these catastrophes are escalating, mainly as a result of concentration of assets and population in high-risk areas. How to deal with these economic liabilities in a fair way at the level of the individual property owners is the focus of our research. As a case study(More)
INTRODUCTION In the period 1988-1997, the cost for major natural disasters was approximately USD 700 billion, according to 1998 figures from Munich Re, with floods causing around 50 per cent of economic losses (Abramovitz, 2001). As a result, policy makers at the national level are facing increasing costs for compensation and mitigation of floods. Most(More)