New Evidence on Trends in Vehicle Emissions

RAND JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS, Vol. 26, No. 1

Posted: 18 Sep 1996

See all articles by Matthew E. Kahn

Matthew E. Kahn

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

Abstract

Aggregate vehicle emissions have fallen even though total miles driven have increased. This article uses two new cross-sectional databases to study vehicle emissions profiles. I find evidence of large differences in vehicle emissions across model years, makes and sizes. These findings are relevant for evaluating the benefits of previous regulatory efforts and for predicting the benefits of further vehicle regulation.

JEL Classification: K32, I18, L51

Suggested Citation

Kahn, Matthew E., New Evidence on Trends in Vehicle Emissions. RAND JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS, Vol. 26, No. 1. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4230

Matthew E. Kahn (Contact Author)

University of Southern California ( email )

2250 Alcazar Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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