Professor Adam Rose has been appointed the Director of the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), a joint center of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. CREATE was established 16 years ago with a mission to improve the nation’s decisions to reduce terrorism risks through the advancement of risk and economic science. Previously, Professor Detlof von Winterfeldt led the Center for two terms, during which time it became the premier university research center of the DHS and expanded its scope to new, interesting and relevant directions. The Price School is indebted to Detlof for his remarkable, imaginative and tenacious leadership, and is grateful for his dedicated service over the years.
Last summer, Adam took on the position of Interim Director of CREATE, working closely with both of Schools to formulate a strategic plan for the Center’s continued success in the field. Building on Detlof’s leadership, Adam is well-positioned to lead the Center in its vital work. He served as Coordinator for Economics at CREATE for many years. He also spearheaded major advances in the analysis of the economic consequences of and resilience to disasters. These efforts led to several important case studies that have influenced disaster risk management decisions, such as arriving at a definitive estimate of the economic impacts of 9/11, measuring the cost-effectiveness of resilience and quantifying implications of behavioral responses to disasters.
Director of the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of terrorism Events (CREATE)