Published 06/14/11

Natural disasters and innovation

Andres Ramirez"Though it is difficult to imagine anything positive arising from the devastation caused by intense earthquakes, the massive destruction caused by natural disasters can lead to innovation," says Andrez Ramirez, assistant professor of finance.

His remarks are part of  this commentary for Northeast Public Radio's "Academic Minute, which is heard on NPR stations throughout the country. It also is distributed through