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BEA online research seminar – Tatyana Deryugina

March 31, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the next Baltic Economic Association Online Research Seminars and are delighted to welcome Tatyana Deryugina (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). In normal times, Tatyana is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her work focuses on the economics of natural disasters, air pollution, and other environmental shocks. Taytana has published in leading economics journals, including the American Economic Review. She is a co-editor at the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (JAERE) and at Environmental and Energy Policy and the Economy (EEPE). She also serves on the board of editors of American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (AEJ: Policy). Tatyana iscurrently spending most of her spare time doing what she can to stop the war and war crimes in Ukraine. She publishes about her work and the opportunities to help on her personal website (https://deryugina.com/) and on twitter (https://twitter.com/TDeryugina).

Speaker: Tatyana Deryugina (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). 

More about the speaker:  https://deryugina.com/

Title: Pollution and Mortality in the United States: Evidence from 1972- 1988 (with Julian Reif)

Abstract: We estimate the effects of sulfur dioxide (SO2) exposure on short- and long-run mortality in the US over the period 1972-1988. Using wind direction as an instrument for changes in daily SO2 levels, we estimate that a one-day, one part-per-billion increase in SO2 raises all-age mortality by 0.18 deaths per million over the next four weeks. This immediate mortality increase is concentrated among the elderly. We then calibrate a dynamic production model of health using our short-run estimates. The model suggests that the 1972-1988 reductions in SO2 can explain a meaningful share of the observed mortality decline over this time period.

Date: Thursday, March 31

Time: 16:00 Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn



March 31, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm