IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this paper

Environmental and Public Health Outcomes: An International and Historical Comparison

Listed author(s):
  • Don Coursey
  • Christopher Hartwell

What factors determine the environmental and quality of life conditions that exist in different regions of the world? What factors can explain how these conditions evolve through time? This paper empirically examines the answers to these questions, focusing on the link between economic freedom and environmental quality, using information about the historical experiences of 130 countries over the interval of the years 1960 through 1992. An important conclusion from this analysis is that more repressive regimes on average have more environmental degradation. Across the board, governments that were rated as having less economic and political freedom consistently had higher levels of emissions and poorer public health indicators.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL:
Download Restriction: no

Paper provided by Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago in its series Working Papers with number 0010.

in new window

Date of creation: Aug 2000
Handle: RePEc:har:wpaper:0010
Contact details of provider: Postal:
1155 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

Phone: 773-702-8400
Web page:

More information through EDIRC

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:har:wpaper:0010. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Eleanor Cartelli)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.