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Replication data for: Bringing Satellite-Based Air Quality Estimates Down to Earth

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  • Fowlie, Meredith
  • Rubin, Edward
  • Walker, Reed
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  • Abstract

    We use state-of-the-art, satellite-based PM 2.5 data products to assess the extent to which the Environmental Protection Agency's existing, monitor-based measurements over- or underestimate true exposure to PM 2.5 pollution. Treating satellite-based estimates as truth implies a substantial number of "policy errors"—overregulating areas that are in compliance with the air quality standards and under-regulating other areas that appear to be in violation. We investigate the health implications of these apparent errors. We also highlight the importance of accounting for prediction error in satellite-based estimates. Once prediction errors are accounted for, conclusions with regards to "policy errors" become substantially more uncertain.
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    DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20191064 (Text)
  • Fowlie, Meredith, Edward Rubin, and Reed Walker. “Bringing Satellite-Based Air Quality Estimates Down to Earth.” AEA Papers and Proceedings 109 (May 2019): 283–88.
    • ID: 10.1257/pandp.20191064 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Fowlie, Meredith; Rubin, Edward; Walker, Reed (2019): Replication data for: Bringing Satellite-Based Air Quality Estimates Down to Earth. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.