Center for Advanced Management




Prof. Mark Browne (St. John’s University)


Datum: 25.07.2017

Zeit: 10.00 - 11.30 Uhr

Ort: Schackstr. 4, Room 314

Titel: Coastal Housing Development and the National Flood Insurance Program



The objective of this study is to provide estimates of the economic effects of the National Flood Insurance Program. In particular, we estimate the response of county-wide housing development in Florida to community-level participation in the program, and find that housing permits and starts were up to 30 percent higher in member communities compared to non-member communities. This increase in development is driven by housing activity in non-coastal counties; we find no evidence that housing construction increased in coastal counties where greater flooding is expected. We speculate that higher compliance costs explain this result, but further research is needed to verify this claim.