The Rise of the Low Carbon Consumer City

23 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2013 Last revised: 3 Feb 2013

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Matthew John Holian

San Jose State University - College of Social Sciences

Matthew E. Kahn

University of Southern California; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: January 2013

Abstract

Urban density both facilitates consumption opportunities and encourages individuals to drive less and walk and use public transit more. Using several data sets, we document that high quality of life consumer center cities are low carbon cities. We discuss possible causal channels for this association.

Suggested Citation

Holian, Matthew John and Kahn, Matthew E., The Rise of the Low Carbon Consumer City (January 2013). NBER Working Paper No. w18735. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2207270

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Matthew E. Kahn

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