Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162373
Authors: 
Neidell, Matthew
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 363
Abstract: 
Environmental regulations are typically considered to be a drag on the economy. However, improved environmental quality may actually enhance productivity by creating a healthier workforce. Evidence suggests that improvements in air quality lead to improvements in worker productivity across a range of sectors, including agriculture, manufacturing, and the service sectors. These effects also arise at levels of air quality that are below pollution thresholds in countries with the highest levels of environmental regulation. The findings suggest a new approach for understanding the consequences of environmental regulations.
Subjects: 
air pollution
worker productivity
environmental policy
JEL: 
I31
J24
Q53
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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