Blackman Air Pollution Theme

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Blackman Air Pollution Theme

  1. 1. <ul><li>Developing countries increasingly urban & industrialized </li></ul><ul><li>Air pollution is serious problem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 cities with highest PM10 all in LDCs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1.5 billion people live in cities that do not meet WHO standards for air pollution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>causes ½ million deaths per year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To inform air pollution control policy, research on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing air pollution policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Air pollution problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Valuation of benefits of air pollution control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy design/miscellaneous </li></ul></ul>Air Pollution
  2. 2. <ul><li>Driving restrictions in Beijing, China; Santiago, Chile; San José, Costa Rica (Central America; China; EEU) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Econometric evaluation of effectiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CV study of costs in terms of drive’s time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tradable permits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>versus command-and-control policies in Santiago, Chile (Jessica Coria) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pilot programs in China (Alan Krupnick) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Taxis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>recapitalization program in Capetown (Tony Lieman) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>regulation and air quality in Beijing (Jeigen Wei) </li></ul></ul>Evaluations of existing air pollution policies
  3. 3. <ul><li>Air pollution from small-scale sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>street vendors in Capetown, S.A. possibly measuring exposure (Tony Leiman) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other small-scale sources (Allen Blackman) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Indoor air pollution in Kenya (Menale Kassie) </li></ul><ul><li>Political and institutional drivers of regional variation in air quality in China (Jiegen Wei) </li></ul>Analyses of air pollution problems
  4. 4. <ul><li>Hedonic analysis of air quality in Beijing (Jeigen Wei) </li></ul><ul><li>Value of statistical life (VSL) studies in Costa Rica (Fredrik Carlsson; Alan Krupnik) </li></ul><ul><li>CV study to estimate WTP for avoiding climate change in developing and developed countries (Fredrick Carrlson, Qin Ping, possibly Alan Krupnick) </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits (and costs) of air pollution policies derived from a suite of air quality, health impacts, and valuation models in Mexico and China (Allen Blackman, Jintao Xu) </li></ul>Valuation of benefits of air pollution control
  5. 5. <ul><li>Incidence of fuel taxes (Thomas Sterner, Francisco Alipzar, Allen Blackman) </li></ul><ul><li>Optimal pricing of transportation accounting for externalities from air pollution, congestion, and traffic accidents in San José (Ian Parry, Allen Blackman, Francisco Alpizar) </li></ul><ul><li>Empirical transportation modeling (mode choice) in Beijing (Peter Berck, and Jintao Xu) </li></ul><ul><li>Designing optimal policies for air pollution control in Beijing (Jintao Xu) </li></ul><ul><li>Co-benefits (“ancillary benefits”) of greenhouse gas emissions and vice versa (Daniel Johansen) </li></ul>Policy design

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