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dc.contributor.authorBaryshnikova, Nadezhda V.
dc.contributor.authorDavidson, Shannon F.
dc.contributor.authorWesselbaum, Dennis
dc.date.available2019-11-17T22:43:28Z
dc.date.copyright2019-10
dc.identifier.citationBaryshnikova, N. V., Davidson, S. F., & Wesselbaum, D. (2019). Does Pollution Affect Crime? Evidence from U.S. Cities (Economics Discussion Papers Series No. 1910). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/9813en
dc.identifier.issn1178-2293
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/9813
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we study the relationship between air pollution and crime. We construct a city-level, hourly data set with 2.4 million crimes and link each crime to data on pollution and controls, e.g. weather variables. We study the effects of four pollutants (nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, and ozone), as these have different neurotoxic effects. Our identification strategy relies on using high dimensional fixed effects and exploiting hourly variations. We find that carbon monoxide has a positive effect on violent crimes and ozone has a negative effect on property crimes. These relationships are linear and we only find heterogeneity in the effect of ozone on property crimes across cities.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/*
dc.subjectCrimeen_NZ
dc.subjectNeurotoxicologyen_NZ
dc.subjectPollutionen_NZ
dc.titleDoes Pollution Affect Crime? Evidence from U.S. Citiesen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.date.updated2019-11-17T22:38:57Z
otago.schoolOtago Business School / Department of Economicsen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
otago.relation.number1910en_NZ
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