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Valuing Health Effects: The Case of Ozone and Fine Particles in Southern California


Victor Brajer


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jane Hall


California State University, Fullerton - Department of Economics

Frederick W. Lurmann


affiliation not provided to SSRN

October 2011

Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 29, Issue 4, pp. 524-535, 2011

Abstract:     
This study presents a conservative estimate of the health benefits that would result from attainment of the federal ozone and fine particle (PM) standards in the South Coast Air Basin of southern California. A three‐stage approach is used that links pollution exposures to adverse health outcomes to economic values. The annual value of the aggregate health benefits approaches $500 million (with a range of $295–$646 million) for ozone and exceeds $21 billion (with a range of $12.85–$34.22 billion) for fine particles. Such results are useful to regulatory agencies and other policy makers when evaluating the merits of various air pollution reduction strategies.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 12

JEL Classification: Q51, Q53


Date posted: September 21, 2011  

Suggested Citation

Brajer, Victor and Hall, Jane and Lurmann, Frederick W., Valuing Health Effects: The Case of Ozone and Fine Particles in Southern California (October 2011). Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 29, Issue 4, pp. 524-535, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1931333 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-7287.2010.00240.x

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Victor Brajer (Contact Author)
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Jane Hall
California State University, Fullerton - Department of Economics ( email )
Fullerton, CA 92834
United States
Frederick W. Lurmann
affiliation not provided to SSRN
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