Robert J Lempert Free eBooks (1)

ISBN: 083304186X, 9780833041869
Authors: Lloyd Dixon, Robert J. Lempert, Tom Latourrette, Robert T. Reville, Paul Steinberg
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Keywords: terrorism, insurance, interim, results, market, interventions, offs, among, alternative, government, trade
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This documented briefing presents interim findings from a RAND Center for Terrorism Risk Management Policy project that aims to inform the debate over extending the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 (TRIA), as modified in 2005. The study uses analytic tools for identifying and assessing key trade-offs among strategies under conditions with considerable uncertainty to assess three alternative go......
ISBN: 0833042351, 9780833042354
Authors: Lloyd Dixon, Robert J. Lempert, Tom Latourrette, Robert T. Reville
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Keywords: alternatives, uncertain, world, evaluating, insurance, role, terrorism, federal
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Concerned that the unavailability of terrorism insurance would impede economic recovery and hinder growth after the 9/11 attacks, Congress passed the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 (TRIA). TRIA will sunset at the end of 2007 unless Congress takes further action. This book examines the implications of allowing TRIA to expire and of enhancements aimed at improving the availability and affordab......
Author: Robert J. Lempert
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Keywords: technological, policy, implications, industry, era, paths, new, transition
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This paper reproduces the talk delivered by the author at a Science Form on Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Development event in Johannesburg on August 31, 2002.......
ISBN: 0833010034, 9780833010032
Author: Robert J. Lempert
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Keywords: control, missile, cruise
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The treatment of long-range, land-attack, sea-launched, and air-launched cruise missiles has been and will continue to be a major stumbling block in negotiations aimed at controlling strategic nuclear weapons. The existence of both conventional and nuclear variants is a frequently mentioned reason, since it is impossible to distinguish the two types except by close inspection. However, a more fund......
Authors: Robert J. Lempert, Don Prosnitz
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Keywords: analysis, potential, term, options, vulnerability, technical, geoengineering, research, political, governing
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Geoengineering, the deliberate altering of the earth's climate, represents a risky and, for many, a frightening proposition. But the concept has attracted increasing interest in recent years because of its potential ability to transform the portfolio of options for limiting the magnitude of future climate change. In contrast to most approaches for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, some geoenginee......
ISBN: 0833025856, 9780833025852
Authors: Robert J. Lempert, James Bonomo
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Keywords: technology, planning, science, robust, methods, new
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RAND researchers have conducted a successful proof-of-concept demonstration for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of two new methods for science and technology (S&T) planning. These methods — HyperForum, a facilitated Web-based collaborative exercise, conducted in a carefully crafted, information-rich, online environment, and Exploratory Modeling, a new approach to ge......
Authors: David G. Groves, Robert J. Lempert
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Keywords: relevant, scenarios, policy, finding, analytic, method, new
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Groves and Lempert describe an application of their new analytic method to the challenge of water resource management in California. Scenarios play a prominent role in policy debates over climate change, but questions continue about how best to use them. The authors describe a new analytic method, based on robust decisionmaking, for suggesting narrative scenarios that emerge naturally from a decis......
ISBN: 0833026143, 9780833026149
Authors: George S. Park, Robert J. Lempert
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Keywords: higher, education, california, access, preserving, class
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Discusses a study that used a new approach to address the conditions under which California can preserve access to public higher education over the next two decades.The new approach, exploratory modeling, abandons the best-estimate method, instead combining traditional quantitative forecasting with scenario planning to produce, via computer simulation and data similar to those used in other studie......
ISBN: 0833013394, 9780833013392
Authors: Robert J. Lempert, William Schwabe
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Keywords: gaming, approach, simulation, management, sustainable, waste, transition
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This report presents a simulation gaming methodology to explore the policy levers available to governments for encouraging a transition to sustainable waste management. The focus is on the treatment of packaging waste. Players in the game represent private-sector decisionmakers who are called upon to make investments that will determine the ability of their industries to recycle packaging waste. O......
ISBN: 0833011901, 9780833011909
Authors: Robert J. Lempert, Ike Chang, Kathleen Mccallum
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Keywords: control, systems, technology, emerging
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The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) and the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) agreements call for unprecedented cuts in strategic nuclear and conventional forces.But in contrast to earlier attempts to restrict technology development in previous arms control agreements, these two treaties will have no significant limitations on emerging technology weapons systems. This report considers wh......
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