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Adapting to Climate Change: The Remarkable Decline in the U.S. Temperature-Mortality Relationship over the 20th Century
(MIT CEEPR, 2012-01)
Adaptation is the only strategy that is guaranteed to be part of the world's climate strategy. Using the most comprehensive set of data files ever compiled on mortality and its determinants over the course of the 20th ...
The Importance of Research and Development (R&D) for U.S. Competitiveness and a Clean Energy Future
(MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 2011-06)
Towards an Emissions Trading Scheme for Air Pollutants in India
(MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 2010-08)
Emissions trading schemes have great potential to lower pollution while minimizing compliance costs for firms in many areas now subject to traditional command-and-control regulation. This paper connects experience with ...
Environmental Regulations, Air and Water Pollution, and Infant Mortality in India
(MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 2011-07)
Using the most comprehensive data file ever compiled on air pollution, water pollution, environmental regulations, and infant mortality from a developing country, the paper examines the effectiveness of India’s environmental ...
Paying Too Much for Energy? The True Costs of Our Energy Choices
(MIT CEEPR, 2012-02)
Energy consumption is critical to economic growth and quality of life. America’s energy system, however, is malfunctioning. The status quo is characterized by a tilted playing field, where energy choices are based on the ...
Do Housing Prices Reflect Environmental Health Risks? Evidence from More than 1600 Toxic Plant Openings and Closings
(MIT CEEPR, 2012-01)
A ubiquitous and largely unquestioned assumption in studies of housing markets is that there is perfect information about local amenities. This paper measures the housing market and health impacts of 1,600 openings and ...
Estimating the Social Cost of Carbon for Use in U.S. Federal Rulemakings: A Summary and Interpretation
(MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 2011-05)
The United States Government recently concluded a year-long process to develop a range of values representing the monetized damages associated with an incremental increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, commonly referred ...
Liability and Financial Responsibility for Oil Spills under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and Related Statutes
(MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 2011-06-01)
Superfund Cleanups and Infant Health
(MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 2011-02)
We are the first to examine the effect of Superfund cleanups on infant health rather than focusing on proximity to a site. We study singleton births to mothers residing within 5km of a Superfund site between 1989-2003 in ...
Defensive Investments and the Demand for Air Quality: Evidence from the NOx Budget Program and Ozone Reductions
(MIT CEEPR, 2012-07)
Willingness to pay for air quality is a function of health and the costly defensive investments that contribute to health, but there is little research assessing the empirical importance of defensive investments. The setting ...