The University of New Orleans CHART Center researchers have just posted some excellent papers resulting from their studies over the past five years. These are some of the best research findings on the topic of recovery. Five short papers, and an account of a recent congressional briefing, are available on this site. More details will follow.
In his remarks to the attendees of the briefing on April 13th, Major General Hunter Downer commented that the key determinants of what was accomplished during the recovery period were attitude, policies, and interpretations rather than the laws or lack of laws.