Empirical Environment economics




Lecture 1

  • Baylis, Kathy, Jordi Honey-Rosés, Jan Börner, Esteve Corbera, Driss Ezzine-de-Blas, Paul J. Ferraro, Renaud Lapeyre, U. Martin Persson, Alex Pfaff and Sven Wunder. 2016. “Mainstreaming Impact Evaluation in Nature Conservation.” Conservation Letters, 9(1): 58-64.
  • Frank, Eyal G. 2018. “The Effects of Bat Population Losses on Infant Mortality through Pesticide Use in the U.S.” Working Paper. Taylor, Charles A. 2019. “The Cicada Song: the Impact of Insecticides on Infant Health and Long-term Outcomes.” CEEP Working Paper 9.

Lecture 2

  • Chay, Kenneth Y. and Michael Greenstone. 2003. “The Impact of Air Pollution on Infant Mortality: Evidence from Geographic Variation in Pollution Shocks Induced by a Recession.” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 118(3):1121-1167.
  • Almond, Douglas, Lena Edlund and Martin Palme. 2009. “Chernobyl’s Subclinical Legacy: Prenatal Exposure to Radioactive Fallout and School Outcomes in Sweden.” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 124(4):1729-1772.
  • Schlenker, Wolfram and W. Reed Walker. 2016. “Airports, Air Pollution, and Contemporaneous Health.” Review of Economic Studies, 83(2): 768-809.

Lecture 3

  • Rosen, Sherwin. 1974. “Hedonic Prices and Implicit Markets: Product Differentiation in Pure Competition.” Journal of Political Economy, 82(1):34-55.
  • Davis, Lucas. 2004. “The Effect of Health Risk on Housing Values: Evidence from a Cancer Cluster.” American Economic Review, 94(5): 1693-1704.
  • Gamper-Rabindran, Shanti and Christopher Timmins. 2011. “Does Cleanup of Hazardous Waste Sites Raise Housing Values? Evidence of Spatially Localized Benefits.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 65(3): 345-360.

Lecture 4

  • Schlenker, Wolfram and Michael J. Roberts. 2009. “Nonlinear Temperature Effects Indicate Severe Damages to U.S. Crop Yields under Climate Change.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(37):15594-15598.
  • Burke, Marshall, and Kyle Emerick. 2016. “Adaptation to climate change: Evidence from US agriculture.” American Economic Journal – Economic Policy, 8(3),106-140.
  • Schlenker, Wolfram, Michael J. Roberts, and David B. Lobell. 2013. “US maize adaptability.” Nature Climate Change, 3:690–691.

Lecture 5


  • Burke, Marshall, Solomon M. Hsiang, and Edward Miguel. 2015. “Global non-linear effect of temperature on economic production.” Nature, 527: 235-239.
  • Newell, Richard G., Brian C. Prest, and Steven E. Sexton. 2018. “The GDP Temperature Relationship: Implications for Climate Change Damages.” RFF Working Paper.
  • Shrader, Jeffrey. 2018. “Expectations and adaptation to environmental risks.” Working Paper.

Lecture 6 

  • Walker, W. Reed. 2013. “The Transitional Costs of Sectoral Reallocation: Evidence From the Clean Air Act and the Workforce.” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 128(4): 1787-1835.
  • Meng, Kyle. 2017. “Using a Free Permit Rule to Forecast the Marginal Abatement Cost of Proposed Climate Policy.” American Economic Review, 107(3): 748-784.
  • Colmer, Jonathan, Mirabelle Muuls, Ralf Martin, and Ulrich J. Wagner. 2018. “Emissions Trading, Firm Behavior, and the Environment: Evidence from French Manufacturing Firms.” Working Paper