Hurricane Katrina and economic loss: An alternative measure of economic activity

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5
JournalJournal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 29 2009



  • Economic loss
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • Louisiana
  • State coincident index

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Accounting
  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Finance

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