1. Given the tight profit margins associated with the freight industry, is there a significant possibility of economic damage to the companies that constitute this industry?

  2. For investments that may be needed for national security purposes but that provide little or no advantage to the company implementing the measures, what form of government participation (e.g., tax credits) would be most effective?

Results should be quantitative and be developed for a wide set of assumptions in order to permit consideration of a significant range of possible outputs.

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Anderson, P. L., and I. K. Geckil. 2002. Flash Estimate: Impact of West Coast Shutdown. Anderson Economic Consulting Group, Lansing, Mich., Oct. 15.

NRC. 2002. Making the Nation Safer: The Role of Science and Technology in Countering Terrorism. National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.



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