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A unique combination of insurance payments, government programs, and charitable distributions provided benefits to individuals and businesses affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This research quantifies the benefits received by the various victim groups from each compensation mechanism. It examines how the benefits stack up against various measures of equity and assesses outcomes based in part on interviews with stakeholders in New York City. Issues are identified that policymakers should consider as they formulate policies for compensation and assistance in the event of a future attack.

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