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Meredith Fowlie

Meredith Fowlie is the Class of 1935 Endowed Chair in Energy, and Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, at the University of California, Berkeley.  Her research interests include market-based environmental regulations, energy efficiency,  and energy use in emerging economies.  She has been an NBER affiliate since 2008.

Christopher Knittel Profile

Christopher Knittel is the George P. Shultz Professor of Applied Economis at the MIT Sloan School of Management.  His research ranges widely in environmenetal and energy economics, focused on firm and consumer responses to public policies.  He has been an NBER affiliate since 2004.

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The social costs of climate change and local pollution depend crucially on the extent to which humans can adapt to extreme environmental conditions....
The graph is an event-study figure titled "Ship-Exhaust Pollution and Infant Birth Weights."   The chart plots estimates of the difference in the rate of low infant birth weights between counties most and least affected by ship-exhaust pollution, relative to 2010.   The y-axis ranges from -3 to +2 births in 1,000, and the x-axis ranges from 2006 to 2016 (year of conception). The maritime emission regulation was adopted in 2012.  In the year after adoption, the rate of low infant birth weights fell by about
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Maritime shipping emits half as much fine particulate matter as global road traffic. A decade ago, the United States in conjunction with the...
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Air pollution from electric power plants declined substantially between 2000 and 2018, and reductions in pollution exposure were broadly similar across...
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