International Journal of Social Economics



Table Of Contents: Volume 35 Issue 7

Market‐based “disaster relief”: Katrina and the casino industry

Douglas M. Walker, John D. Jackson

The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect the rebuilding of the casino industry has had on the recovery efforts from Katrina.

What is seen and unseen on the Gulf coast

Max Raskin, Scott A. Kjar, Robert Rahm

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the rebuilding of the Gulf coast post‐Hurricane Katrina.

Price gouging in the Katrina aftermath: free markets at work

Dreda Culpepper, Walter Block

The concept of “price gouging” during times of emergency, such as in the aftermath of Katrina, often evokes quite an emotional and reactive response from people who are…

An economic and ethical analysis of the Katrina disaster

Robert W. McGee

The purpose of this paper is to apply economic and ethical analysis to natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina to determine which approaches to disaster relief work…

The broken trailer fallacy

Edward P. Stringham, Nicholas A. Snow

The purpose of this paper is to analyze some of the unseen negative effects of the post‐Katrina government policies dealing with housing in New Orleans.

Institutions, incentives, and disaster relief

Christopher Westley, Robert P. Murphy, William L. Anderson

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the importance of property rights institutions to disaster relief efforts, with a focus on the US Federal Emergency Management…

Beliefs, bias, and regime uncertainty after Hurricane Katrina

Art Carden

The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between beliefs and economic policy in the context of gasoline prices following Hurricane Katrina.



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