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Title

  • Main Title 9/11 Terrorism: Global Economic Costs

Creator

  • Author: Nanto, Dick K.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division

Publisher

  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.

Date

  • Creation: 2004-10-05

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: The 9/11 attacks were part of Al Qaeda’s strategy to disrupt Western economies and impose both direct and secondary costs on the United States and other nations. The immediate costs were the physical damage, loss of lives and earnings, slower world economic growth, and capital losses on stock markets. Indirect costs include higher insurance and shipping fees, diversion of time and resources away from enhancing productivity to protecting and insuring property, public loss of confidence, and reduced demand for travel and tourism. In a broader sense, the 9/11 attacks led to the invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq (and the Global War on Terrorism) and perhaps emboldened terrorists to attack in Bali, Spain, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia. A policy question for Congress is how to evaluate the costs and benefits of further spending to counter terrorism and its economic impact.
  • Physical Description: 6 pages.

Subject

  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: International affairs
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 - Economic aspects
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Economic policy

Collection

  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • CRS Report Number: RS21937
  • Accession or Local Control No: RS21937 2004-10-05
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs7725