Paper Title:

Testing For Environmental Gentrification: Migratory Responses To Changes In Air Quality In Los Angeles

Presenting Author: Spencer Banzhaf (Resources for the Future)
Coauthor 1: Randall Walsh
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Abstract:
Typically, pollution is located in communities with disproportionately high populations of minorities and/or the poor. One interpretation of this finding is that it is the result of “environmental racism.” Alternatively, this relationship could result from differential demands for environmental quality driven by heterogeneous incomes and/or tastes. This analysis employs difference-in-difference estimators to test the Tiebout sorting predictions of locational equilibrium models through a comparison of population changes by race, income level, and education level to changes in air quality. Identifying the extent of Tiebout sorting is crucial for assessing the empirical relevancy of predictions from locational equilibrium models. It is also fundamental to assessments of issues related to environmental justice.
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Session / Day / Time 12G / Wednesday / 4:30 - 6:00 pm
   
 
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