Adam Rose is a Research Professor in the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.
Much of Professor Rose’s research is on the economics of natural and man-made hazards. He currently serves as an advisor on disaster resilience to the United Nations Development Progamme. He is currently working on DHS-sponsored studies on economic consequence analysis of radiological and biological threats, and on the economic impacts of U.S Customs and Border Protection institutions and policies. He recently completed studies sponsored by NSF and DHS analyzing the economic consequences of behavioral reactions to terrorism. He has served on a National Research Council panel on Earthquake Resilience, was the lead researcher on the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Council report to the U.S. Congress on the net benefits of FEMA hazard mitigation grants, and coordinated 8 studies to arrive at a definitive estimate of the economic consequences of 9/11. A major focus of his research has been on resilience to natural disasters and terrorism at the levels of the individual business, market, and regional economy.
Professor Rose’s other research area is the economics of energy and climate change policy. . He has served as a member of an EPA Scientific Advisory Board Panel and as a coordinating team member for the federal interagency State of the Carbon Cycle Review. As a consultant to the United Nations, he played a major role in the development of the first proposal for a system of globally tradable emission allowances. More recently, he has advised government agencies in several U.S. states on the development of cap & trade programs and on the job impacts of climate action plans. He is currently helping governments in China and Mexico develop climate action planning capabilities.
Rose is the author of several books and 200 professional papers. He has been appointed to the editorial boards of the Energy Journal, Resource and Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Pacific and Asian Journal of Energy, Resource Policy, Journal of Regional Science, International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, and Journal of Integrated Disaster Risk Management.
Rose has served as the American Economic Association Representative to the American Association for the Advancement of Science and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for National Policy Resilience Forum, the National Institute of Building Sciences Multi-Hazard Mitigation Council, and the American Association of Geographers Energy and Environment Specialty Group. He is the recipient of a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, East-West Center Fellowship, American Planning Association’s Outstanding Program Planning Honor Award, Applied Technology Council Outstanding Achievement Award, and Regional Economic Models, Inc., George Treyz Award for Excellence in Economic Analysis.