Air Pollution and Development in Africa: impacts on health, the economy and human capital

Abstract

Africa is undergoing both an environmental and an epidemiological transition. Household air pollution is the predominant form of air pollution, but it is declining, whereas ambient air pollution is increasing. We aimed to quantify how air pollution is affecting health, human capital, and the economy across Africa, with a particular focus on Ethiopia, Ghana, and Rwanda.

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Lancet Planetary Health
This work received the 2018 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize for the best paper in antitrust economics in International Industrial Organization Conference.
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Yongjoon Park
Assistant Professor of Resource Economics Department

My research interests are IO and Environmental Economics.

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