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Replication data for: Clearing the Air? The Effects of Gasoline Content Regulation on Air Quality

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1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Auffhammer, Maximilian
  • Kellogg, Ryan
Publication Date
2011-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper examines whether US gasoline content regulations, which impose substantial costs on consumers, have successfully reduced ozone pollution. We take advantage of spatial and temporal variation in the regulations' implementation to show that federal gasoline standards, which allow refiners flexibility in choosing a compliance mechanism, did not improve air quality. This outcome occurred because minimizing the cost of compliance does not reduce emissions of those compounds most prone to forming ozone. In California, however, we find that precisely targeted, inflexible regulations requiring the removal of particularly harmful compounds significantly improved air quality. (JEL L51, L71, L78, Q53, Q58)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.101.6.2687 (Text)
Publications
  • Auffhammer, Maximilian, and Ryan Kellogg. “Clearing the Air? The Effects of Gasoline Content Regulation on Air Quality.” American Economic Review 101, no. 6 (October 2011): 2687–2722. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.101.6.2687.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.101.6.2687 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-11

Auffhammer, Maximilian; Kellogg, Ryan (2011): Replication data for: Clearing the Air? The Effects of Gasoline Content Regulation on Air Quality. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112465V1