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Evaluating the Effects of a Coastal Spine: National-Level Economic Ripple Effects of Storm Surge Events

Prepared by: Meri Davlasheridze, Qin Fan, Wesley Highfield, Jaimlyn Sypniewski, Ashley Ross, Sandra Lee, Ted Driscoll, and Bruce Ebersole

Prepared for: Texas General Land Office

Response to USACE Texas Coastal Study

Publication Date: January 1, 2021

Prepared by: William Merrell, Sam Brody, Cherie Coffman, Bruce Ebersole, Jens Figlus, Bas Jonkman, Baukje Kothuis, Yoon Lee, Tom Richardson, Youn-Kyung Song, Robert W. Whalin

Final Report – Ike Dike Concept for Reducing Hurricane Storm Surge in the Houston-Galveston Region

Publication Date: April 1, 2018

Prepared by: Bruce A. Ebersole, Thomas C. Massey, Jeffrey A. Melby, Norberto C. Nadal-Caraballo, Donald L. Hendon, Thomas W. Richardson, Robert W. Whalin

Market Incentives for Private Insurance Markets: Literature Review

Publication Date: October 2, 2020

Prepared by: Meri Davlasheridze, Samuel Brody, Wesley Highfield

Prepared for: Texas Department of Insurance

Coastal Spine System; Interim Report

Publication Date: June 20, 2015

Prepared by: S.N. Jonkman (TU Delft), K.T. Lendering (TU Delft), E.C. van Berchum (TU Delft), A. Nillesen (, L. Mooyaart (RHDHV), P. de Vries (RHDHV), M. van Ledden (RHDHV), A. Willems (Iv Infra), and R. Nooij (Iv Infra)

Eye of the Storm

Prepared by: Texas A&M University System and Agencies, Texas A&M University

Prepared for: Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas

Identifying the Future Costs of Flooding in the Houston-Galveston Region

Prepared by: Wesley E. Highfield, Samuel D. Brody, Kayode Atoba, and Russell Blessing

Prepared for: Texas General Land Office