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The Effect of Air Pollution on Migration: Evidence from China

Posted: 5/21/2018 ()

Paulina Oliva, Department of Economics, UC Irvine

In this seminar, Oliva looks at the effects of air pollution on migration in China using changes in the average strength of thermal inversions over five-year periods as a source of exogenous variation for medium-run air pollution levels. Her results are robust to different specifications, including simple counts of inversions as instruments, different weather controls, and different forms of error variance.

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Date: 05/26/2018

Time: 12:30-1:30 PM

Location: 121 Raitt Hall