The Measurement of Disaster Recovery Efficiency Using Data Envelopment Analysis

An Application to Electric Power Restoration

Published in: Research in Mathematics and Public Policy, Chapter 3, pages 29–46 (2020). doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-58748-2_3

Posted on RAND.org on December 15, 2020

by Priscillia Hunt, Kelly Klima

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Many firms are involved in rebuilding a region's critical infrastructure after a disaster. One question that follows is how efficient were firms in delivering restoration services? The evaluation approach proposed in this paper builds off Reilly et al. (Reliability Engineering & System Safety 152: 197–204, 2016) by considering disaster severity to assess efficiency. We expand on the approach by adjusting limitations on the upper bound of efficiency. This paper similarly provides an application to recent post-hurricane restoration activities across different electric power companies in the states and territories of the United States.

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