Impacts of Being Downwind of a Coal-Fired Power Plant on Infant Health at Birth: Evidence from the Precedent-Setting Portland Rule

We conduct the first study on the impacts of prenatal exposure to a uniquely identified large polluter, a coal-fired power plant located near the border of two states, on the birth outcomes of the downwind state. For mothers who live as far as 20 to 40 miles away but downwind of the power plant, bei...

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Main Author: Yang, Muzhe
Chou, Shin-Yi
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: National Bureau of Economic Research 01.11.2015
Data of publication: 20151101
Series: NBER Working Paper Series
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Online Access: Fulltext
Database: NBER Working Papers
NBER Technical Working Papers Archive
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