Private Solutions to Public Disasters: Self-Reliance and Social Resilience

THE ECONOMICS OF NATURAL AND UNNATURAL DISASTERS, pp. 87-102, William Kern, ed., Western Michigan University Press, Kalamazoo, MI, 2010

12 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2010 Last revised: 14 Nov 2013

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Peter J. Boettke

George Mason University - Department of Economics; Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Daniel J. Smith

Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University

Date Written: July 1, 2009

Abstract

The authors explore how entrepreneurs, not government policies, save lives after a natural disaster, such as Hurricane Katrina.

Keywords: Natural disasters, entrepreneur, profit

JEL Classification: B53, H12, L26

Suggested Citation

Boettke, Peter J. and Smith, Daniel J., Private Solutions to Public Disasters: Self-Reliance and Social Resilience (July 1, 2009). THE ECONOMICS OF NATURAL AND UNNATURAL DISASTERS, pp. 87-102, William Kern, ed., Western Michigan University Press, Kalamazoo, MI, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1720683 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1720683

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