Presenting "Estimating the Net Social Benefits of the NFIP" at the Benefit-Cost Society Conference in Februrary

The abstract is below. Conference information is available here. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was created by Congress in 1968 to provide insurance and prevention against flood risk and to shift some rebuilding costs off the federal budget. The program, administered by FEMA, includes a flood mitigation grants component

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Recoding County-Level Data

This evening I finished recoding a list of grants from FEMA for Flood Mitigation Assistance. This dataset contains 2108 entries, and contains the following columns, among others: State County Subgrantee Maryland Garrett Oakland, Town Of Maryland Town of Bel Air Maryland Howard County Department of Fire Rescue Services Maryland Worcester

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