00:01    |    
Initial credits 
00:05    |    
00:39    |    
Guidelines for the presentation
Club goods
Commercial and social entrepreneurship
02:58    |    
Interest of a political economist in post disaster recovery
Observation by John Stuart Mill
Precedents for recovery
04:47    |    
Facts about Hurricane Katrina
06:12    |    
Images from damages
Level of flooding
Returning home
Cars shifted by the storm
07:19    |    
Post-Katrina recovery
Incomplete active households 
Uneven recovery
09:45    |    
Overcoming post-disaster recovery
Cost as a challenge
Uncertain benefits
Explaining collective action problem
12:49    |    
How communities overcame the collective action problem
13:21    |    
Explaining the recovery
Role of club goods: Mary Queen of Vietnam Community (MQVN)
Katrina's damage to MQVN
MVQN's quick recovery
Support of the church
Role of commercial entrepreneurs
Story of Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem
Role of social entrepreneurs
Collective action problem
Lobbying and political activism
Father Vein's contribution
Church as a staging ground
Organization and activism
LaToya Cantrell and the Broadmoor Improvement Association 
Revitalization plan
Critical service providers
30:20    |    
Lessons learned
Real reconstructors
Not appropriate to reengineer following a disaster
Deliver assistance and response swiftly
Set expectations around achievable outcomes
33:24    |    
Final credits




The Political Economy of Post-Disaster Recovery

16 de marzo de 2012   | Vistas: 20 |  

Virgil Storr talks about the strategies adopted by several people in the New Orleans community to recover from the damages of Hurricane Katrina. His research reveals how social and commercial entrepreneurs supported people to stay as cohesive as they were before the disaster, by encouraging them to return home. Additionally, he sets the Mary Queen of Vietnam Community as an example of those who, with great effort and excellent results, swiftly recovered from this tragedy. To conclude, Storr mentions the lessons learned from this post-recovery study which can be generalized and applied to public policy, such as the misleading intervention of governments in aftermath stages; that a reengineering policy is not appropriate immediately following a disaster; that response and assistance must remain to the basics but with promptness; and, to set expectations in achievable goals.

Virgil Storr is research associate professor of economics at George Mason University. He holds a BA in economics and management…


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