Housing Environmental Risk in Urban Areas: Cross Country Comparison and Policy Implications

35 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2018

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Bruno Chiarini

University of Naples, Parthenope

Antonella D'Agostino

University of Naples - Dipartimento di Statistica e Matematica Per La Ricercia Economica

Elisabetta Marzano

University of Naples Parthenope - Department of Economic Studies (DES)

Andrea Regoli

University of Naples "Parthenope"

Date Written: January 17, 2018

Abstract

The main aim of this paper is to assess whether there is a statistically significant environmental impact of cities within European countries. Second, starting from the estimated environmental impact of cities within European countries, the paper investigates whether cross-country variation can be explained by macro-economic factors and government policies which can play a role in mitigating such an impact. We start from individual evidence (EU-SILC data) to obtain a measure of the environmental impact of cities within countries, and then correlate the latter with macro variables to explain European heterogeneity. These estimates confirm that the environmental risk for households is particularly perceived in more densely populated urban agglomerations, although the marginal effects are quite heterogeneous between countries. Macroeconomic factors such as inequality, wealth, taxation and public spending on the environment, and macroeconomic constraints such as the public finance disequilibrium produce a strong heterogeneity between countries in determining the marginal effects of urban metropolises on household environmental risk.

Keywords: household environmental risk, sustainable cities, bivariate probit model, cross-country heterogeneity

JEL Classification: Q510, Q530, R210, I310, C350

Suggested Citation

Chiarini, Bruno and D'Agostino, Antonella and Marzano, Elisabetta and Regoli, Andrea, Housing Environmental Risk in Urban Areas: Cross Country Comparison and Policy Implications (January 17, 2018). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6822, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3127350

Bruno Chiarini

University of Naples, Parthenope ( email )

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Napoli, 80133
Italy

Antonella D'Agostino

University of Naples - Dipartimento di Statistica e Matematica Per La Ricercia Economica ( email )

Via Amm. F. Acton, 38
80133 Naples, Caserta 80133
Italy

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Elisabetta Marzano (Contact Author)

University of Naples Parthenope - Department of Economic Studies (DES) ( email )

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Naples, 80133
Italy

Andrea Regoli

University of Naples "Parthenope" ( email )

Via generale parisi
Naples, Naples 80133
Italy

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