The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship

Justin Gallagher

Dr. Gallagher’s project focused on how the receipt of federal public assistance following a devastating natural disaster affected individuals’ finances and migration decisions. Data on the destruction paths of tornadoes have been correlated with financial and migration information using GIS software. The project’s overall goal was to better understand how individuals respond to uncertain environmental risks and how the Federal government can best protect citizens while not distorting individual incentives to live in environmentally safe and sustainable locations.


  • Freedman Fellows 2011 Announced
  • Freedman Fellows Program 2011
  • Freedman Center Fellow Program 2010
  • Freedman Fellows 2009 Announced

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