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The Resource Pollution, health, and avoidance behavior : evidence from the ports of Los Angeles, Enrico Moretti, Matthew Neidell, (electronic resource)

Pollution, health, and avoidance behavior : evidence from the ports of Los Angeles, Enrico Moretti, Matthew Neidell, (electronic resource)

Label
Pollution, health, and avoidance behavior : evidence from the ports of Los Angeles
Title
Pollution, health, and avoidance behavior
Title remainder
evidence from the ports of Los Angeles
Statement of responsibility
Enrico Moretti, Matthew Neidell
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A pervasive problem in the literature on the health costs of pollution is that optimizing individuals may compensate for increases in pollution by reducing their exposure to protect their health. This implies that estimates of the health effects of pollution may vastly understate the full welfare effects of pollution, particularly for individuals most at risk who have the greatest incentive to adopt compensatory behavior. Furthermore, using ambient monitors to approximate individual exposure to pollution may induce considerable measurement error. We overcome these issues by estimating the short run effects of ozone on respiratory related health conditions using daily boat arrivals and departures into the two major ports of Los Angeles as an instrumental variable for ozone levels. While daily variation in boat traffic is a major contributor to local ozone pollution, time-varying pollution due to port activity is arguably a randomly determined event uncorrelated with factors related to health. Instrumental variable estimates are significantly larger than OLS estimates, indicating the importance of accounting for avoidance behavior and measurement error in understanding the full welfare effects from pollution
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Cataloging source
OUN
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
H11
LC item number
.N2434x
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
NBER working paper series
Series volume
no. 14939
Label
Pollution, health, and avoidance behavior : evidence from the ports of Los Angeles, Enrico Moretti, Matthew Neidell, (electronic resource)
Link
http://uclibs.org/PID/20782/w14939
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Publication
Note
"May 2009."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 19-21)
Color
mixed
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (27 p.)
Form of item
online
Note
UCLA Library - CDL shared resource.
Other physical details
ill., digital
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)320846805
  • ucoclc320846805
Label
Pollution, health, and avoidance behavior : evidence from the ports of Los Angeles, Enrico Moretti, Matthew Neidell, (electronic resource)
Link
http://uclibs.org/PID/20782/w14939
Publication
Note
"May 2009."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 19-21)
Color
mixed
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (27 p.)
Form of item
online
Note
UCLA Library - CDL shared resource.
Other physical details
ill., digital
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)320846805
  • ucoclc320846805

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