Hurricane Katrina and Economic Loss: An Alternative Measure of Economic Activity
This paper examines the effect of Hurricane Katrina on Louisiana's state economy. In particular, I use a state coincident index to assess the economic loss from Hurricane Katrina. This alternative approach provides policymakers with a simple and timely measure of the economy for modeling disasters.
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Volume (Year): 4 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
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