Working Papers

Long-Run Pollution Exposure and Adult Mortality: Evidence from the Acid Rain Program (with Alan Barreca and Nicholas Sanders), Coming Soon.

The Effect of Pollution on Worker Productivity: Evidence from Call-Center Workers in China (with Tom Chang, Joshua Graff Zivin, and Tal Gross), NBER Working Paper 22328.

The Effect of Air Pollution on Investor Behavior: Evidence from the S&P 500 (with Anthony Heyes and Soodeh Saberian), NBER Working Paper 22753.

Select Publications

Air pollution and worker productivity IZA World of Labor, June 2017.

Temperature and Human Capital in the Short- and Long-Run (with Joshua Graff Zivin and Solomon Hsiang), Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, forthcoming.

Energy Production and Health Externalities: Evidence from Oil Refinery Strikes in France (with Emmanuelle Lavaine), Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 4(2), 2017.

Particulate Pollution and the Productivity of Pear Packers (with Tom Chang, Joshua Graff Zivin, and Tal Gross), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 8(3), 2016.
Media coverage: Washington Post

What Do We Know About Short and Long Term Effects of Early Life Exposure to Pollution? (with Janet Currie, Joshua Graff Zivin, and Jamie Mullins), Annual Review of Resource Economics, 6, 2014.

Temperature and the Allocation of Time: Implications for Climate Change (with Joshua Graff Zivin), Journal of Labor Economics, 32(1), 2014.

Environment, Health, and Human Capital (with Joshua Graff Zivin), Journal of Economic Literature, 51(3), 2013.

Something in the Water: Contaminated Drinking Water and Infant Health (with Janet Currie, Joshua Graff Zivin, Katherine Meckel, and Wolfram Schlenker), Canadian Journal of Economics, 46(3), 2013.

The Impact of Pollution on Worker Productivity (with Joshua Graff Zivin), American Economic Review, 102(7), 2012.
Media coverage: New York Times, Science Daily, Think Progress

Water Quality Violations and Avoidance Behavior: Evidence from Bottled Water Consumption (with Joshua Graff Zivin and Wolfram Schlenker), American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 101(3), 2011.

Pollution, Health, and Avoidance Behavior: Evidence from the Ports of Los Angeles (with Enrico Moretti), Journal of Human Resources, 46(1), 2011.

Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Peer Effects in Early Education (with Jane Waldfogel), Review of Economics and Statistics, 92(3), 2011.

The Economic Value of Teeth (with Sherry Glied), Journal of Human Resources, 45(2), 2010.
Media coverage: Freakonomics, Wall Street Journal, Atlantic Monthly, Marginal Revolution

Long Term Effects of Childhood Asthma on Adult Health (with Jason Fletcher and Jeremy Green), Journal of Health Economics, 29(3), 2010.

Medical Technology Adoption, Uncertainty, and Irreversibilities: Is a Bird in the Hand Really Worth More than the Bush? (with Joshua Graff Zivin), Health Economics, 19(2), 2010.

Voluntary Information Programs and Environmental Regulation: Evidence from 'Spare the Air' (with W. Bowman Cutter), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 58(3), 2009.

Program Participation of Immigrant Children: Evidence from the Local Availability of Head Start (with Jane Waldfogel), Economics of Education Review, 28(6), 2009.

Does Pollution Increase School Absences? (with Janet Currie, Eric Hanushek, E. Megan Kahn, and Steven Rivkin), Review of Economics and Statistics, 91(4), 2009.

Air Pollution and Infant Health: Lessons from New Jersey (with Janet Currie and Johannes Schmieder), Journal of Health Economics, 28(3), 2009.

Days of Haze: Environmental Information Disclosure and Intertemporal Avoidance Behavior (with Joshua Graff Zivin), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 58(2), 2009.

Information, Avoidance Behavior, and Health: The Effect of Ozone on Asthma Hospitalizations, Journal of Human Resources, 44(2), 2009.

Getting Inside the 'Black Box' of Head Start Quality: What Matters and What Doesn't? (with Janet Currie), Economics of Education Review, 26(1), 2007. (PCCOST data used in analysis; please send me an email if you download these data.)

Air Pollution and Infant Health: What Can We Learn from California's Recent Experience? (with Janet Currie), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 120(3), 2005.

Air Pollution, Health, and Socio-Economic Status: The Effect of Outdoor Air Quality on Asthma Exacerbation in Children, Journal of Health Economics, 23(6), 2004.