Models, Tools, and Data

The RISK Program uses a variety of models, as well as games and IIASA-branded participatory stakeholder processes to conduct its research.



A modeling approach to improve financial disaster risk management More

CATSIM model variations

The Inter-industry Impact Assessment and Stochastic Debt Assessment models are variants of the CATSIM model and are used by the Risk and Resilience Program to help understand the effects of natural disasters. More

Participatory decision support for complex policy issues

The Risk and Resilience program has developed a number of decision-support and process-oriented methods. These tools help stakeholders and policy-makers make sense of the complex governance landscape, while clarifying trade-offs and synergies associated with alternative policy options.  More


SHELscape is a spatially-explicit agent-based model for understanding short-run post-natural disasters non-linear adjustment processes in a multi-market framework. More

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Last edited: 14 September 2017


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Risk and Resilience

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