Terrorism and International Transport
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Terrorism and International Transport

Towards Risk-based Security Policy

Security is critical to transport systems as they are often appealing targets for terrorist attacks. The significant costs of potential damage make effective security policies a key concern for transport decision makers. This Round Table examines the contribution economic analysis can make to improving security in aviation and maritime shipping by identifying methods for quantifying the benefits of security measures and assessing their effectiveness, and examining techniques to allocate resources targeting the highest risks.
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Publication Date :
28 Apr 2009
DOI :
10.1787/9789282102329-en
 
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Rational Behaviour, Risk Aversion: High Stakes for Society You do not have access to this content

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Author(s):
André de Palma
Pages :
23–49
DOI :
10.1787/9789282102329-3-en

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Certain areas related to the topics under discussion here lie outside my field; for instance the evaluation of risk assessment and security deficiencies in the transport sector. What has convinced me of the importance of this subject are a few very general conclusions, indeed I would say, impressions, that I have drawn from the truly remarkable development of our powers to analyse the risk decision-making process over some years now.
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