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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 ...
Up in Smoke: The Influence of Household Behavior on the Long-Run Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves
(MIT CEEPR, 2012-07)
It is conventional wisdom that it is possible to reduce exposure to indoor air pollution, improve health outcomes, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions in the rural areas of developing countries through the adoption of ...
The Effects of Environmental Regulation on the Competitiveness of U.S. Manufacturing
(MIT CEEPR, 2012-09)
The economic costs of environmental regulations have been widely debated since the U.S. began to restrict pollution emissions more than four decades ago. Using detailed production data from nearly 1.2 million plant ...
Did the Clean Air Act cause the remarkable decline in sulfur dioxide concentrations?
(MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 2003)
Over the last three decades, ambient concentrations of sulfur dioxide (SO2) air pollution have declined by approximately 80%. This paper tests whether the 1970 Clean Air Act and its subsequent amendments caused this decline. ...