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Declining Bat Populations , Increased Pesticides Use & Infant Mortality ∗

@inproceedings{Frank2016DecliningBP,
  title={Declining Bat Populations , Increased Pesticides Use & Infant Mortality ∗},
  author={Eyal G. Frank},
  year={2016}
}
  • Eyal G. Frank
  • Published 2016
  • Pesticides are a form of environmental pollution yet there are no well identified estimates for their effects. Using a natural experiment I find the first causally interpretable results for the adverse health effects of pesticides. This paper uses mortality shocks to bats a major predator of insects that result from the unexpected emergence of a wildlife disease known as White Nose Syndrome (WNS). WNS first emerged in 2006 and started to gradually spread across counties. I use a Difference-In… CONTINUE READING

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