Episode 13

Hurricanes and the City -- with Rhiannon Jerch


February 17th, 2021

22 mins 52 secs

Season 2

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About this Episode

Local governments are essential providers of public goods and services utilized by Americans every day. Extreme weather events can threaten the stability of local revenue sources and the ability of municipalities to provide essential goods and services. Rhiannon Jerch talks about her research with Matthew E. Kahn & Gary Lin in which they study what happens to local public finances in the aftermath of hurricanes in the United States.

"Local Public Finance Dynamics and Hurricane Shocks" by Rhiannon Jerch, Matthew E. Kahn & Gary C. Lin

"Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History" (2000) by Erik Larson