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Innovation is often cited as a panacea for the continued competitiveness of the US economy, and the higher education sector is considered vital in developing the productive and dynamic labor force critical for sustaining this innovation. But how effectively does the higher education sector meet the needs of the labor market? We design a crosswalk to match(More)
We estimate the causal influence of air quality in explaining pro-cyclical mortality across the United States in a dataset spanning nearly 300 cities over the period 1979-2013. Prior research has documented that accounting for air pollution attenuates the elasticity of mortality with respect to unemployment rates by up to 30% (Heutel and Ruhm, 2013). To(More)
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