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Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis

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Katrina and the Gulf States Casino Industry

Douglas M Walker
  • College of Charleston
/ John D Jackson
  • Auburn University
Published Online: 2009-04-15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1932-9156.1030

Hurricane Katrina devastated the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast. The casino industry, especially in Mississippi, suffered staggering losses. We describe the industry’s losses and provide data on the industry before and after Katrina. Following previous research which has indicated that casino development may be a stimulus to a state’s economy, we use a simple OLS model to examine whether rebuilding the Gulf Coast casinos has had an impact on personal income in Louisiana and Mississippi. After accounting for other factors, our results indicate that the casino industry has had a positive impact on post-Katrina personal incomes in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Keywords: casinos; natural disasters; economic development

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Published Online: 2009-04-15

Citation Information: Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis, ISSN (Online) 1932-9156, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1932-9156.1030. Export Citation

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