Bruce Sacerdote, 21 August 2009

Bruce Sacerdote of Dartmouth College talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about his research on the academic performance of school children from New Orleans who were forced to relocate as a result of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. The interview was recorded at the Centre for Market and Public Organisation in Bristol (UK) in February 2009.

Jacob Vigdor, 14 July 2007

Should governments help residents of depressed regions move towards more prosperous areas? Evidence from Katrina evacuees suggests that such efforts are likely to fail. The fortunes of long-term evacuees are almost completely unrelated to the characteristics of the cities to which they relocated.


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