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Operation HOPE seeks economic triage volunteers for Hurricane Katrina

HOPE Coalition America has activated Project Restore HOPE to assist recent hurricane victims with the short-, medium- and long-term economic and financial challenges they will face in the weeks and months ahead
e-Perspectives , Issue 2

Speech
The national and regional economy

Remarks at Pace University, New York City.
Speech , Paper 92

Journal Article
The economics of natural disasters

The Regional Economist , Issue Apr , Pages 5-9

Journal Article
Steps to ease financial stress in areas affected by flooding

Federal Reserve Bulletin , Issue Jun , Pages 501

Working Paper
The political economy of FEMA disaster payments

We find that presidential and congressional influences affect the rate of disaster declaration and the allocation of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) disaster expenditures across states. States politically important to the president have a higher rate of disaster declaration by the president, and disaster expenditures are higher in states having congressional representation on FEMA oversight committees. Election year impacts are also found. Our models predict that nearly half of all disaster relief is motivated politically rather than by need. The findings reject a purely altruistic ...
Working Papers , Paper 2002-012

Journal Article
Supervisory statement adopted July 29, 1994 to help ease financial stress in areas affected by flooding

Federal Reserve Bulletin , Issue Sep , Pages 800

Journal Article
Actions to ease financial stress in areas of the Midwest affected by flooding

Federal Reserve Bulletin , Issue Sep

Working Paper
Political allocation of U.S. agriculture disaster payments in the 1990s

Legislation passed during the 1990s attempted to move U.S. agriculture disaster relief to a more market oriented process. The failure of this legislation has been attributed to the political system behind agricultural disaster relief. This paper explores the impact of political influence on the allocation of U.S. direct agriculture disaster payments. The results reveal that disaster payments are not based solely on need, but are higher in those states represented by public officials key to the allocation of relief. The effectiveness of legislation aimed at promoting more efficient disaster ...
Working Papers , Paper 2003-005

Journal Article
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: assessing the aftermath

Banking and Community Perspectives , Issue 1 , Pages 3-6

Discussion Paper
The role of electronic payments in disaster recovery: providing more than convenience

On May 3-4, 2006, the Payment Cards Center hosted a two-day conference titled ?The Role of Electronic Payments in Disaster Recovery: Providing More Than Convenience.? The event brought together participants from a range of groups, including financial institutions and other financial service providers; federal and state government and national relief agencies; and the bank regulatory community. Participants examined the lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina and considered how these experiences may be useful in identifying opportunities to further strengthen the financial system?s response to ...
Consumer Finance Institute discussion papers , Paper 06-09

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