On the Conditional Effect of Fine Particulate Matter on Cancer Mortality: Case Study of OECD Countries

International Journal of Current Research and Academic Review, Vol. 5, No. 8, (2017)

5 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2018

See all articles by Chinedu Increase Onwachukwu

Chinedu Increase Onwachukwu

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK), Department of Economics & Finance, Students

Anani Makafui

Xiamen University - Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE)

Date Written: August 20, 2017

Abstract

Given the adverse effects of air pollution on human health, a lot of studies have empirically investigated the causal effect of air pollution on health. However, no study has considered how fine particulate matter interacts with GDP per capita to affect cancer mortality. This study therefore uses data for 20 OECD countries to estimate the conditional effect of air pollution on cancer mortality. To this end, a fixed effect panel regression model which takes both country and time fixed effects into consideration is estimated. The conditional causal effect of fine particulate matter was found to be negative 0.22 and significant at 1% level.

Keywords: Fine Particulate Matter; Conditional Effect; Pollution; Cancer Mortality

Suggested Citation

Onwachukwu, Chinedu Increase and Makafui, Anani, On the Conditional Effect of Fine Particulate Matter on Cancer Mortality: Case Study of OECD Countries (August 20, 2017). International Journal of Current Research and Academic Review, Vol. 5, No. 8, (2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3213917

Chinedu Increase Onwachukwu (Contact Author)

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK), Department of Economics & Finance, Students ( email )

Hong Kong

Anani Makafui

Xiamen University - Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE)

A 307, Economics Building
Xiamen, Fujian 10246
China

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