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Should we re-invest in high-risk areas in New Orleans?

By Anonymous (with many family links to Tulane University and New Orleans) Should we re-invest in high-risk areas in New Orleans? This issue came up during our discussion of the Katrina situation. I think it’s extremely important to focus on the low-risk areas, especially in the New Orleans decision. First, the majority of the money […]

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How can we further encourage climate change insurance?

By Daniel An issue raised during the Aspen Skiing Corp case focused on the varying levels of susceptibility of companies to the impacts of climate change. It makes intuitive sense that the industries an companies most exposed to the threat of climate change are loudest in leading the call for change. Despite this, there is […]

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Cat Bonds offer an opportunity to depoliticize our response to natural disasters

By Patrick Griffin Catastrophe bonds are a necessary tool to de-politicize the debates around disaster relief in the United States. The increasingly expensive property damage due to “super-storms” and droughts is demonstrating something that we might have already known about today’s Washington: markets can adapt to changing realities much more quickly than our divided lawmakers […]

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