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Replication data for: Environmental Health Risks and Housing Values: Evidence from 1,600 Toxic Plant Openings and Closings

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Currie, Janet
  • Davis, Lucas
  • Greenstone, Michael
  • Walker, Reed
Publication Date
2015-02-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Regulatory oversight of toxic emissions from industrial plants and understanding about these emissions' impacts are in their infancy. Applying a research design based on the openings and closings of 1,600 industrial plants to rich data on housing markets and infant health, we find that: toxic air emissions affect air quality only within 1 mile of the plant; plant openings lead to 11 percent declines in housing values within 0.5 mile or a loss of about $4.25 million for these households; and a plant's operation is associated with a roughly 3 percent increase in the probability of low birthweight within 1 mile. (JEL I12, L60, Q52, Q53, Q58, R23, R31)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.20121656 (Text)
Publications
  • Currie, Janet, Lucas Davis, Michael Greenstone, and Reed Walker. “Environmental Health Risks and Housing Values: Evidence from 1,600 Toxic Plant Openings and Closings.” American Economic Review 105, no. 2 (February 2015): 678–709. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20121656.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.20121656 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Currie, Janet; Davis, Lucas; Greenstone, Michael; Walker, Reed (2015): Replication data for: Environmental Health Risks and Housing Values: Evidence from 1,600 Toxic Plant Openings and Closings. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112901