Forming Coalitions for Cleaner Air?

Auffhammer, Maximilian, Antonio Bento and Scott Lowe

from ARE Update Vol. 8, No. 5, May/June, 2005

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Abstract

During the 1990s, most California cities have experienced a sharp decrease in particulate-matter air pollution. The magnitude of the improvement in this amenity differs across cities. In ongoing work, we show empirical evidence that more ethnically homogeneous cities have experienced larger drops in ambient concentrations. We argue that this is consistent with a model of coalition formation.

Keywords

California, pollution, coalition, policy, community, outcome

Citation

Auffhammer, Maximilian, Antonio Bento and Scott Lowe. "Forming Coalitions for Cleaner Air?" ARE Update 8(5)(2005):5-7. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2005/8/5/forming-coalitions-for-cl/