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Unformatted text preview: stence of magnitude of
health effects of TSPs
above and below the
threshold Recession provides unique opportunity for analysis
Chay KY, Greenstone M. The impact of air pollution on infant mortality: evidence from geographic variation
in pollution shocks induced by a recession. Quarterly Journal of Economics 2003; 1121-1167 Methodology
§ Per capita income was identified as most important confounding factor § Linear regression model y – infant mortality rate
x – average TSPs
z – per capita income
w – other determinants such as parents` attributes
§ Goal: estimate beta (true effect of TSP`s on infant mortality) § Potential bias due to unobserved shocks Use of “Instrumental...
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