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This paper analyzes the impact of short-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) on the cognitive performance of students who were tested on a range of sensitive tests at a large university in Brazil. To examine whether the effect of PM2.5 varies by cognitive domain, we employ tests...
I estimate the water savings, energy use externalities, and property value effects of a Las Vegas area water conservation program that subsidizes conversions of lawn to desert landscape. Using event studies and panel fixed-effects models, I find that the average conversion reduces water use by...
We analyze the anchoring role of mobility rigidities following a news shock on environmental risk. Using an exhaustive registry of housing transactions in England between 2007 and 2014, we identify the impact of changes in perceived environmental risk by comparing property prices near nuclear...
We examine an open economy’s strategy to reduce its carbon emissions by replacing its consumption of coal—very carbon intensive—with gas—less so. Unlike the standard theoretical approach to carbon leakage, we show that unilateral CO2 reduction policies generate a higher leakage rate in the...
This paper analyzes the effects of community pressure on the relocation of toxic-releasing facilities by using the public disclosure of toxic release information through the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) as a natural experiment. We find that facilities are more likely to relocate from...
This article investigates the influence of lobbying, electoral incentives, and US state governors’ party affiliation on environmental expenditures. A theoretical framework is presented, emphasizing the potential impact of lobbying from interest groups on environmental policies. The major causal...
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