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The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy

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New Evidence on Eastern Europe's Pollution Progress

Matthew E Kahn
Published Online: 2003-04-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1538-0653.1100

Abstract

Under communism, Eastern Europe's cities were significantly more polluted than their Western European counterparts. An unintended consequence of communism's decline is to improve urban environmental quality. This paper uses several new data sets to measure these gains. National level data are used to document the extent of convergence across nations in sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide emissions. Based on a panel data set from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, ambient sulfur dioxide levels have fallen both because of composition and technique effects. The incidence of this local public good improvement is analyzed.

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Keywords: Eastern Europe; Air Pollution; Urban Quality of Life

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Published Online: 2003-04-14


Citation Information: Topics in Economic Analysis & Policy, Volume 3, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 1538-0653, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1538-0653.1100.

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