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When Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama were devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, RAND created the Gulf States Policy Institute to support hurricane recovery and long-term economic development. The institute continues to provide objective analysis—on a range of issues from coastal protection and restoration to health care and workforce development—to government leaders in support of evidence-based policymaking and the well-being of individuals throughout the Gulf States region.

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    RAND Gulf States Policy Institute

    Sep 6, 2012

    Established in December 2005 to support hurricane recovery and long-term economic development, the RAND Gulf States Policy Institute is dedicated to developing informed public policy in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama and a better future for the people who live there.

  • Crab fisherman Mike Taylor Jr. shows his catch of blue crabs in Pointe a la Hache near New Orleans, US, 6 April 2015. 20 April 2015 marks the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico which took place on 20 April 2010. Photo by Johannes Schmitt-Tegge/dpa/Alamy Live New

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    Building Community Resilience to Large Oil Spills

    Jul 6, 2020

    How can communities build resilience to large oil spills? This report examines the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and how communities' resilience to similar threats could be improved.

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    A Spot Market for Electricity: Preliminary Analysis of the Florida Energy Broker

    Proposals for increased competition in the electric utility industry have suffered from a lack of empirical evidence on the feasibility of coordinating decentralized facilities. The Florida Energy Broker, which has operated since 1978, is an example...

    Jan 1, 1982

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    Resource Estimate for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) in the Gulf of Mexico

    An analysis and first-order estimate of the thermal resource available in the Gulf of Mexico that can be profitably extracted by ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) technology.

    Jan 1, 1980

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    The Transition from High School to College: A Study of Freshman Enrollments in Florida.

    The Transition from High School to College: A Study of Freshman Enrollments in Florida.

    Jan 1, 1975

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    The University of Texas Dental Branch Clinical Encounter System.

    Describes the independent-access Clinical Encounter Simulator used at the innovative University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. Based upon a unique three-dimensional intraoral camera and still-picture storage on video disc, it gives individualize...

    Jan 1, 1975

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    Energy Policy Research and the State of Florida.

    A discussion of state energy problems and the research required to support the selection of policies designed to solve them. The example chosen is the State of Florida, in which future energy demands may be in conflict with its unique environment, a...

    Jan 1, 1973

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    Case Studies in Educational Performance Contracting: Texarkana, Arkansas; Liberty-Eylau, Texas

    Describes the first two years of the pioneering Texarkana performance contracting programs, under a five-year ESEA Title VIII program to cut dropouts and improve achievement among the many disadvantaged blacks and whites in the newly integrated school systems.

    Jan 1, 1971

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    The University of Texas Dental Branch Independent-Access Television System.

    A description of a very advanced electronic instructional system which is at the time of writing in the late stages of construction. Designed for dental laboratory courses, the system will include 100 student stations, each with three-dimensional vi...

    Jan 1, 1970

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    Economic Gains From Storm Warnings: Two Florida Case Studies

    A discussion of the economic gains expected from improvements in locating and tracking tropical storms that should be one result of routine observations from meteorological satellites.

    Jan 1, 1962

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    People

    Jordan R. Fischbach

    Adjunct Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; B.A. in history, Columbia University

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    David G. Groves

    Adjunct Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in atmospheric sciences, University of Washington; M.S. in earth systems, Stanford University; B.S. in geological and environmental sciences, Stanford University

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    People

    Carlos Villegas

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.P. in public policy, University of Houston; M.A. in applied economics, University of Houston; B.A. in economics, political science, University of Houston