August 23, 2006

Hurricane Katrina

Peter J. Boettke

Director, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Emily Chamlee-Wright

Senior Affiliated Scholar

Mercatus Center scholars talk about their research analyzing the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. One year after the hurricane and the severe flooding from broken levees devastated New Orleans, they describe serious homeland security shortcomings. They and others discuss the crucial lessons learned for preparedness and response and the implications for other communities.