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The effect of pollution on crime: Evidence from data on particulate matter and ozone

By ktykath | October 3, 2019

Abstract:  We estimate the effect of short-term air pollution exposure (PM2.5 and ozone) on several categories of crime, with a particular emphasis on aggressive behavior. To identify this relationship, we combine detailed daily data on crime, air pollution, and weather for an eight-year period across the United States. Our primary identification strategy employs extremely high…

A COOL Tale: Economic Effects of the U.S. Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling Repeal

By ktykath | August 27, 2019

Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is a labeling law that requires retailers, such as full-line grocery stores, supermarkets and club warehouse stores, to notify their customers with information regarding the source of certain foods.

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