Smog Reduction's Impact on California County Growth

Posted: 18 Oct 2000

See all articles by Matthew E. Kahn

Matthew E. Kahn

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

Abstract

Over the last twenty years, environmental regulation has sharply reduced pollution levels in the Los Angeles region. Population growth has soared in the Los Angeles suburbs that have experienced the largest pollution reductions. This paper posits that regulation has increased local quality of life which has encouraged in-migration. I explore alternative explanations for this growth.

Suggested Citation

Kahn, Matthew E., Smog Reduction's Impact on California County Growth. Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 40, Issue 3, August 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=242206

Matthew E. Kahn (Contact Author)

University of Southern California ( email )

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