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Aaron Schneider
Assistant Professor
Political Science
316 Norman Mayer
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118-5698
(504) 862-8301
fax (504) 862-8745


New Orleans Political Economy Workshop

September 10, 2010

Stibbs Room, LBC 203


9:00-9:15 – Welcome


9:15-11:00 – Policy and Political Economy

·        Kevin Fox Gotham - Disaster is in the Response: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Political Economy of the Post-Katrina Public Assistance 

·        Aaron Schneider – New Orleans: Political Economy of Public Money


·        Vern Baxter - Rent, Real Estate, and Flood Mitigation in New Orleans East 

Discussants: Tom Langston and James Alm


11:00-11:15 – Coffee


11:15-1:00 – People and Political Economy

·        Beth Fussell and Abel Valenzuela – Getting a Construction Job in Post-Katrina New Orleans: Race, Nativity, and Luck


·        Marla Nelson and Renia Ehrenfeucht - Opportunities and Tensions of a Post-Katrina "Brain Gain"


·        Stefano Barbieri and John Edwards - Post-Katrina New Orleans: Inequality and Schooling


·        Hesham M Abdel-Rahman - Infrastructure Investment and Skill Distribution in a System of Cities


Discussants: Nora Lustig and Melissa Harris-Lacewell


1:00-2:30 – Lunch


2:30-4:15 – Past and Present and Political Economy

·        Christian Roselund and Brian Marks - Longite Petro-Populism and the New Orleans Public Services Regime


·        Brian Greening - The Plan and the Product: Re-envisioning New Orleans through the Lens of the Superdome in the 1960's

·        Thomas Adams - Oysters, Oil, and Moral Economy in the History of Gulf Coast Louisiana

Discussants: Mark Vail and Steve Striffler


4:15-4:30 - Coffee


4:30-5:00 – Wrap-up and Future Plans

Aaron Schneider, Political Science, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-862-8301