Pollution and Weather Trade-offs for Endurance Events

23 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2018

Date Written: September 28, 2018


This paper addresses the trade-off between unfavourable air pollution levels and favourable weather conditions for selecting a date for the staging of an outdoor event. For an event date that has been fixed, it presents a personal preference-based data-driven decision framework for individual participation. For the specific case of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, it explores the interaction between expected patterns in weather and pollution through the calendar year, and examines the many choices available for both event organizer and different participant types.

Keywords: pollution, weather, optimization, satisficing, health risk, COPD, endurance sports, running, racing, marathon, triathlon, sports participation, public health, developing economies, data science, signal processing, big data

JEL Classification: I12, I15, I18, I31, O13, O18, O21, Q15, Q26, Q32, Q48, Q51, Q52, Q53, Q54, Q56, Q57, R11, R14, R42

Suggested Citation

Nath, Purnendu, Pollution and Weather Trade-offs for Endurance Events (September 28, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3256598 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3256598

Purnendu Nath (Contact Author)

London Business School ( email )

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United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://phd.london.edu/pnath

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