EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Effects of Air Quality Regulation

J. Vernon Henderson ()

American Economic Review, 1996, vol. 86, issue 4, 789-813

Abstract: This paper examines the effects of ground-level ozone regulation on economic activity. Regulatory effort varies by county attainment status and state attitudes. A switch from attainment to nonattainment status induces greater local regulatory effort, leading to air quality improvement, ceteris paribus, and an exit of polluting industries. Polluting industries spread out, moving from nonattainment (polluted) to attainment (initially less polluted) areas. Localities can improve hourly extreme-value readings, which trigger regulatory activity, without improving measures of typical conditions(for example, daily medians) by spreading economic activity over the day to dampen daily ozone peaks. Copyright 1996 by American Economic Association.

Date: 1996
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (204) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-8282%2819960 ... O%3B2-E&origin=repec full text (application/pdf)
Access to full text is restricted to JSTOR subscribers. See http://www.jstor.org for details.

Related works:
Working Paper: Effects of Air Quality Regulation (1995) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:86:y:1996:i:4:p:789-813

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
https://www.aeaweb.org/journals/subscriptions

Access Statistics for this article

American Economic Review is currently edited by Esther Duflo

More articles in American Economic Review from American Economic Association Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Michael P. Albert ().

 
Page updated 2022-08-11
Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:86:y:1996:i:4:p:789-813