tidbits #26

In the news / New articles / Conference and seminar annoucements / Open positions

In the news:

 

new articles/papers:

    • Pollution and Mortality in the 19th Century, by W. Hanlon, working paper. Results: Industrial pollution explains 30-40% of the relationship between mortality and population density in 1851-60, and nearly 60% of this relationship in 1900. Growing industrial coal use from 1851-1900 reduced life expectancy by at least 0.57 years. A back-of-the envelope estimate suggests that the value of this loss of life, expressed as a one-time cost, was equal to at least 0.33-1.00 of annual GDP in 1900.

 

Open positions:

  • Assistant Professor in Environmental/Ecological Economics at University of Massachusetts Boston, for more info go HERE
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