RAND Gulf States Publications
RAND Gulf States reports and working papers are organized by six main categories; below is a list of the most recent RAND publications on the Gulf Coast states:
Highlights of RAND Gulf States Research
Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Consumer Health Care Spending and Risk of Catastrophic Health Costs — October 1, 2013
This study examines the likely effects of the Affordable Care Act on average annual consumer health care spending and the risk of catastrophic medical costs. The analysis also considers how the decision to expand Medicaid would affect average annual consumer health spending and the risk of catastrophic medical costs for low-income individuals in two large states: Texas and Florida.
Improving Flood Risk Estimates and Mitigation Policies in Coastal Louisiana under Deep Uncertainty — September 9, 2013
This dissertation consists of three essays that summarize the author's contributions to the study of flood risk in coastal Louisiana during and following its 2012 Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast.
Evaluation of the Caruth Police Institute at Dallas — August 28, 2013
The Caruth Police Institute (CPI), funded by the Communities Foundation of Texas, was designed for the benefit of the Dallas Police Department to create staff development courses and to bring the expertise of academic experts and business leaders to bear on complex policing problems. This report presents a three-year evaluation of the CPI, covering development of its research activities, its impact, and its sustainability.
Flood depths and direct economic damage from a wide range of simulated storm events are aggregated to produce a statistical summary of coastal risk under different assumptions about future conditions.
Six Districts Begin the Principal Pipeline Initiative — July 1, 2013
This first report describes the initial plans for initiative implementation in the six participating school districts and the first steps taken toward implementation in the first year after grant award in August 2011.