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A Change Point Analysis of the Impact of Environmental Federalism on Aggregate Air Quality in the United States: 1940-98


Thomas Fomby


Southern Methodist University

Limin Lin


Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.


Economic Inquiry, Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 109-120, 2006

Abstract:     
During President Reagan's administration, environmental policy making was substantially shifted from the federal level to the state and local levels. We use techniques in Bai (1997a, 1997b) to determine change points in the trends of three important air pollution series. We find that the beneficial trends in the emission series began with federal legislation and were not due to the Reagan devolution. However, second-round change point tests indicate that the beneficial trends in the emissions series that began with federal legislation continued unabated following the Reagan devolution.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 12

JEL Classification: Q20, C50

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Date posted: June 5, 2006  

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Fomby, Thomas and Lin, Limin, A Change Point Analysis of the Impact of Environmental Federalism on Aggregate Air Quality in the United States: 1940-98. Economic Inquiry, Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 109-120, 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=906369

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Thomas B. Fomby (Contact Author)
Southern Methodist University ( email )
6212 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75275
United States
Limin Lin
Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. ( email )
Plano, TX 75024
1-972-781-3509 (Phone)
1-972-608-1127 (Fax)
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