Replication data for: Severe Air Pollution and Labor Productivity: Evidence from Industrial Towns in China
- He, Jiaxiu
- Liu, Haoming
- Salvo, Alberto
AbstractWe examine day-to-day fluctuations in worker-level output at two manufacturing sites in China. Ambient fine-particle (PM2.5) pollution is severe but significantly variable, largely due to exogenous atmospheric ventilation. We obtain an insignificant immediate output response from concurrent (same-shift) variation in particle pollution. We then allow worker outcomes to respond to day-to-day variation in pollution with up to 30 days of delay. We uncover statistically significant adverse output effects from more prolonged exposure, but effects are not large. A substantial +10 μg/m3 PM2.5 variation sustained over 25 days reduces daily output by 1%.
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DOI: 10.1257/app.20170286 (Text)
He, Jiaxiu, Haoming Liu, and Alberto Salvo. “Severe Air Pollution and Labor Productivity: Evidence from Industrial Towns in China.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 11, no. 1 (January 2019): 173–201. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20170286.
- ID: 10.1257/app.20170286 (DOI)
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