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Links between air quality and economic growth: implications for Pittsburgh

Links between air quality and economic growth: implications for Pittsburgh

Nataraj, Shanthi

This report assesses the evidence that exists for the ways in which local air quality could influence local economic growth through health and workforce issues, quality-of-life issues, or air-quality regulations and business operations. It then extrapolates some of the existing results to the Pittsburgh region

eBook, Paperback, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND 2013

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Statement of responsibility: Shanthi Nataraj, Ramya Chari, Amy Richardson, Henry H. Willis
ISBN: 083308402X, 9780833083999, 9780833084026
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-95).
Note: RAND Environment, Energy, and Economic Development Program."
Note: "RR-260-HE"--Back cover.
Note: "Prepared for the Heinz Endowments."
Note: Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 4, 2014).
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 95 pages)
Subject: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Infrastructure.; Air quality Economic aspects Pennsylvania Pittsburgh.; Air Pollution Economic aspects.; SOCIAL SCIENCE General.; Air Pollution Economic aspects Pennsylvania Pittsburgh.; Pennsylvania Pittsburgh.; Air quality Economic aspects.
Local note: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access


  1. Introduction
  2. Methodology
  3. Existing Evidence for Links Between Local Air Quality and Economic Growth
  4. Extrapolating Existing Evidence to Pittsburgh
  5. Conclusions
  6. Summary of Included Literature
  7. Interview Protocol
  8. Site Selection Process
  9. Detailed Health Benefit Estimates
  10. Industry Codes.