The Hidden Cost of Pollution
- The Hidden Cost of Pollution
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Everyone knows that pollution is bad. But new economics research now shows it’s even worse than we thought—pollution is making us sick and stupid!
Professor Alex Tabarrok overviews recent research that examines how pollution negatively affects employment, IQ, productivity, and health.
This also means that driving pollution down has even more benefits than we previously thought.
***PAPERS REFERENCED IN VIDEO***
Traffic Congestion and Infant Health: Evidence from E-ZPass: https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/app.3.1.65
The Impact of Indoor Climate on Human Cognition: Evidence from Chess Tournaments: http://conference.iza.org/conference_files/environ_2019/palacios_j24419.pdf (PDF download)
The Effect of Pollution on Worker Productivity: Evidence from Call-Center Workers in China: https://www.nber.org/papers/w22328
Air Quality and Error Quantity: Pollution and Performance in a High-Skilled, Quality-Focused Occupation: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/698728
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