Category Archives: Economics of Disasters

National Economic Impacts from Disasters?


Hurricane Katrina’s major impact on the nation came from the impact on the oil and gas industry where Louisiana is a key production and logistics state. The fate of the citizens of NOLA had almost no economic impacts on the … Continue reading

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Economics


One of the purposes of this second blog is to put HS and EM in context world wide. So here is an interesting take on the world’s economic situation: http://www.leap2020.eu/GEAB-N-54-is-available-Global-systemic-crisis-Autumn-2011-Budget-T-Bonds-Dollar-the-three-US-crises-which-will-cause_a6340.html Actually I plead ignorance on most economic analysis and for … Continue reading

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Should Disaster Grants Be Means Tested?


Congress and the Executive Branch are looking for places to reduce federal obligations over the next decade. Disaster grants are likely to be looked at closely. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act [Public Law 100-707] which … Continue reading

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