Population density and urban air quality

  • We use panel data from Germany to analyze the effect of population density on urban air pollution (nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and ozone). To address unobserved heterogeneity and omitted variables, we present long difference/fixed effects estimates and instrumental variables estimates, using historical population and soil quality as instruments. Our preferred estimates imply that a one-standard deviation increase in population density increases air pollution by 3-12%.

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Author:Rainald BorckORCiDGND, Philipp Schrauth
Parent Title (English):CEPA Discussion Papers
Series (Serial Number):CEPA Discussion Papers (8)
Document Type:Working Paper
Date of first Publication:2019/05/08
Year of Completion:2019
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2019/05/08
Tag:air pollution; population density
RVK - Regensburg Classification:AR 23400, QT 800, QU 400, RC 20588
Organizational units:Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Zentrale und wissenschaftliche Einrichtungen / Center for Economic Policy Analysis (CEPA)
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
JEL Classification:Q Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Q5 Environmental Economics / Q53 Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
R Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics / R1 General Regional Economics / R12 Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity
Peer Review:Nicht referiert
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht