Published: March 3, 2020
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“The wealthier you are, the more assistance you're getting,” says Associate Professor Emily Gallagher of the Leeds School of Business at CU Boulder. That’s what she found when analyzing how FEMA grants were distributed after Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Co-authored by Leeds Associate Professor Stephen B. Billings and Lowell Ricketts of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the study found massive inequalities in access to federal disaster assistance between wealthy and lower-income residents.

Read more about Gallagher’s research here.