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Measuring Welfare Loss Caused by Air Pollution in Europe: A CGE Analysis

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dc.contributor.author Paltsev, Sergey
dc.contributor.author Reilly, John M.
dc.contributor.author Selin, Noelle E.
dc.contributor.author Nam, Kyung-Min
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-25T19:35:44Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-25T19:35:44Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08
dc.identifier.uri http://globalchange.mit.edu/pubs/abstract.php?publication_id=1986
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/49858
dc.description Abstract and PDF report are also available on the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change website (http://globalchange.mit.edu/). en
dc.description.abstract To evaluate the socio-economic impacts of air pollution, we develop an integrated approach based on computable general equilibrium (CGE). Applying our approach to Europe shows that even there, where air quality is relatively high compared with other parts of the world, health-related damages caused by air pollution are substantial. We estimate that in 2005, air pollution in Europe caused a consumption loss of around 220 billion Euro (year 2000 prices, around 3 percent of consumption level) and a social welfare loss of around 370 billion Euro, measured as the sum of lost consumption and leisure (around 2 percent of welfare level). In addition, we estimated that a set of 2020-targeting air quality improvement policy scenarios, which are proposed in the 2005 CAFE program, would bring 18 European countries as a whole a welfare gain of 37 to 49 billion Euro (year 2000 prices) in year 2020 alone. en
dc.description.sponsorship This study received support from the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, which is funded by a consortium of government, industry and foundation sponsors. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change en
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;Report no. 178
dc.title Measuring Welfare Loss Caused by Air Pollution in Europe: A CGE Analysis en
dc.type Technical Report en
dc.identifier.citation Report no. 178 en


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