Three-City Air Study
AbstractThis study analyzes the local regulatory and non-regulatory determinants of ambient air quality in Allegheny, Baltimore, and Cuyahoga Counties over the period 1972-1992. Mandated pollution control investments appear to have often had a statistically significant effect in reducing maximum concentrations of suspended particulates and tropospheric ozone in these areas. The effects of regulatory air quality controls, however, generally have been overshadowed by the impacts of non-regulatory factors. In general, local regulatory and non-regulatory factors failed to account for a majority of the variation in local air quality. This underscores the importance of regional or national factors in determining local air quality.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Resources For the Future in its series Discussion Papers with number dp-97-29.
Date of creation: 01 Mar 1997
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2006-01-24 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENE-2006-01-24 (Energy Economics)
- NEP-URE-2006-01-24 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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- Henderson, J Vernon, 1996.
"Effects of Air Quality Regulation,"
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American Economic Association, vol. 86(4), pages 789-813, September.
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