Is The Grass Really Greener On The Other Side?
AbstractI investigate whether households face reduced access to energy efficient goods in low income, high minority, or polluted neighborhoods. Using data from over 27,000 zip codes, I uncover empirical regularities in access to three categories of Energy Star goods: light bulbs, electronics, and appliances. I find (1) lower income neighborhoods experience reduced access to Energy Star goods; (2) racially diverse areas have less access to energy efficient light bulbs but greater access to energy efficient electronics; and (3) more polluted areas are not at a disadvantage in accessing Energy Star products. This is the first study examining this issue.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Brandeis University, Department of Economics and International Businesss School in its series Working Papers with number 66.
Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2014
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