The Los Angeles metropolitan region is a prime target for a terrorist attack. There are many specific targets: The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), downtown high-rises, its theme parks, its freeways, and its ports, among many others. We have developed a spatially disaggregated economic impact model that can evaluate all of these and any other plausible attacks. In this paper, we estimate the economic impacts of an attack on the Los Angeles- Long Beach Twin Ports.
Gordon, Peter; Moore, James E. II; Richardson, Harry W.; and Pan, Qisheng, "The Economic Impact of a Terrorist Attack on the Twin Ports of Los Angeles- Long Beach" (2005). Non-published Research Reports. Paper 23.