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#1Chandra Kiran B. Krishnamurthy (SLU: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
#2Nicole S. Ngo (UO: University of Oregon)H-Index: 5
Abstract To alleviate many parking-related externalities, several rapidly growing cities globally are optimizing parking through “smart-parking” programs, involving measures such as adjusting parking prices according to demand, making payments easier, and significantly improving parking-related information dissemination. There are few rigorous empirical estimates regarding these policies, particularly for outcomes such as transit ridership or traffic flow, which are of key policy relevance. Expl...
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#1Amy W. Ando (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 18
#2Catalina Londoño Cadavid (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
Last.Bryan Parthum (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
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Abstract Urbanization strains existing stormwater systems, yielding high flood rates, degraded urban aquatic habitat, and low water quality in lakes and rivers. Cities increasingly rely on green infrastructure stormwater solutions that can be maintained in part by volunteers. This paper uses a choice experiment survey in two major U.S. cities – Chicago, Illinois and Portland, Oregon – to estimate the benefits of stormwater management improvement in terms of stated willingness to pay (WTP) money ...
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#1Jun YangH-Index: 5
#2Antung A. Liu (Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business)H-Index: 5
Last.Joshua LinnH-Index: 17
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Abstract To combat traffic congestion and air pollution, many cities restrict vehicle ownership, but little is known about how these policies actually affect vehicle ownership, use, or travel time. Leveraging the randomization created by Beijing's vehicle license plate lottery, we estimate the effects of the policy on travel behavior. We find that the policy reduces the total stock of cars in Beijing by 14%. It also causes large reductions in vehicle distance traveled, morning rush hour driving,...
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#1Teevrat Garg (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 4
Abstract This paper documents the effect of primary forest cover loss on increased incidence of malaria. The evidence is consistent with an ecological response. I show that land use change, anti-malarial programs or migration cannot explain the effect of primary forest cover loss on increased malarial incidence. Falsification tests reveal that the effect is specific to malaria, with forest cover having no discernible effect on other diseases with a disease ecology different from that of malaria....
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#1Giovanni Marin (University of Urbino)H-Index: 12
#2Francesco Vona (Skema Business School)H-Index: 10
Abstract The political acceptability of climate policies is undermined by job-killing arguments, especially for the least-skilled workers. However, evidence of the distributional impacts for different workers remains scant. We examine the associations between climate policies, proxied by energy prices, and workforce skills for 14 European countries and 15 industrial sectors over the period 1995–2011. Using a shift-share instrumental variable estimator and controlling for the influence of automat...
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Abstract Climate policies to keep global warming below 2○C might render some of the world's fossil fuels and related infrastructure worthless prior to the end of their economic life time. Therefore, some energy-sector assets are at risk of becoming stranded. This paper investigates whether and how investors price in this risk of asset stranding. We exploit the gradual development of a German climate policy proposal aimed at reducing electricity production from coal and analyze its effect on the ...
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#1Jesse Burkhardt (CSU: Colorado State University)H-Index: 1
#2Jude Bayham (CSU: Colorado State University)H-Index: 5
Last.Jeffrey R. Pierce (CSU: Colorado State University)H-Index: 35
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Abstract We estimate the effect of short-term air pollution exposure (PM2.5 and ozone) on several categories of crime, with a particular emphasis on aggressive behavior. To identify this relationship, we combine detailed daily data on crime, air pollution, and weather for an eight-year period across the United States. Our primary identification strategy employs extremely high dimensional fixed effects and we perform a series of robustness checks to address confounding variation between temperatu...
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#1Anthony Heyes (U of O: University of Ottawa)H-Index: 17
#2Mingying Zhu (NU: Nanjing University)
Abstract We provide first evidence of a link from daily air pollution exposure to sleep loss in a panel of Chinese cities. We develop a social media-based, city-level metric for sleeplessness, and bolster causal claims by instrumenting for pollution with plausibly exogenous variations in wind patterns. Estimates of effect sizes are substantial and robust. In our preferred specification a one standard deviation increase in AQI causes an 11.6% increase in sleeplessness, and for PM 2.5 is 12.8%. Th...
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#1Robert J. Elliott (University of Birmingham)H-Index: 51
#2Yi Liu (University of Birmingham)
Last.Meng Tong (University of Birmingham)H-Index: 1
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Abstract We quantify the impact of typhoons on manufacturing plants in China. To this end we construct a panel data set of precisely geo-located plants and a plant-level measure of typhoon damage derived from storm track data and a wind field model. Our econometric results reveal that the impact on plant sales can be considerable, although the effects are relatively short-lived. Annual total costs to Chinese plants from typhoons are estimated to be in the range of US$ 3.2 billion (2017 prices), ...
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#1Qi Zhang (ZUEL: Zhongnan University of Economics and Law)
#2Zhi Yu (SWU: Southwest University)
Last.Dongmin Kong (HUST: Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
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Abstract This paper evaluates the real effects of environmental justice reform on environmental governance at the firm level. Using the establishment of environmental courts in China as a quasi-natural experiment, our difference-in-differences estimation shows that: (1) environmental courts significantly enhance environmental investment by firms, and this relationship is robust to different specifications and alternative measures; (2) three possible channels are the improved levels of justice an...
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