Paul Courant

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The standard revealed-preference estimate of a city’s quality of life is proportional to that city’s cost-of-living relative to its wage-level. Adjusting estimates to account for federal taxes, nonhousing costs, and non-labor income produces more plausible quality-of-life estimates than in the previous literature. Unlike previous estimates, adjusted(More)
Two family outbreaks of botulism (a total of nine cases) were identified in south-east and northern France in early September 2011. The source of infection was considered to be a ground green olive paste. Botulinum type A toxin was identified in seven cases and in the incriminated olive paste. Incorrect sterilisation techniques were observed at the(More)