In this paper an evaluation of methods to compare evacuation plans is proposed. The method is based on the assumption that an evacuation is represented by means of a production process fed by a set of inputs that are combined to obtain a set of outputs. A non-parametric method and, in particular, a Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), is presented. The framework is that the production function of fully efficient firms is unknowable. An application to compare the possible impacts of various hurricane hazards is presented. Constant Return of Scale hypothesis is adopted.

Data envelopment analysis for planning emergency

RUSSO, Francesco;Rindone C
2011

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In this paper an evaluation of methods to compare evacuation plans is proposed. The method is based on the assumption that an evacuation is represented by means of a production process fed by a set of inputs that are combined to obtain a set of outputs. A non-parametric method and, in particular, a Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), is presented. The framework is that the production function of fully efficient firms is unknowable. An application to compare the possible impacts of various hurricane hazards is presented. Constant Return of Scale hypothesis is adopted.
evacuation planning; evaluation methods; DEA
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