• 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
    • Shelters
    • 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

New Media  | 16 de marzo de 2012  | Vistas: 46

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…


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