The Political , Economic , and Social Aspects of Katrina

  title={The Political , Economic , and Social Aspects of Katrina},
  author={Peter Boettke and MRCP Alexander G. Mathioudakis and Peter R. Gordon and Sanford Ikeda and Peter T. Leeson and Russell S. Sobel},
In this paper, we examine the resiliency of community recovery after a natural disaster. We argue that a resilient recovery requires robust economic/financial institutions, political/legal institutions, and social/cultural institutions. We explore how politically and privately created disaster preconditions and responses have contributed to or undermined institutional robustness in the context of the Gulf Coast's recovery after Hurricane Katrina. We find that where postdisaster resiliency has… CONTINUE READING


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