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Replication data for: Corporate Incentives and Nuclear Safety

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Hausman, Catherine
Publication Date
2014-01-02
Description
  • Abstract

    Following electricity market restructuring, approximately half of all commercial US nuclear power reactors were sold by price-regulated public utilities to independent power producers. At the time of the sales, some policymakers raised concerns that these corporations would ignore safety. Others claimed that the sales would bring improved reactor management, with positive effects on safety. Using data on various safety measures and a difference-in-differences estimation strategy, I find that safety improved following ownership transfers and the removal of price regulations. Generation increased, and this does not appear to have come at the cost of public safety.
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  • Is supplemented by
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.6.3.178 (Text)
Publications
  • Hausman, Catherine. “Corporate Incentives and Nuclear Safety.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 6, no. 3 (August 2014): 178–206. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.6.3.178.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.6.3.178 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2019-10-13 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Hausman, Catherine (2014): Replication data for: Corporate Incentives and Nuclear Safety. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114866V1