Natural gas flaring, respiratory health, and distributional effects

  title={Natural gas flaring, respiratory health, and distributional effects},
  author={Wesley Blundell and Anatolii Kokoza},
  journal={Journal of Public Economics},

The Impact of Oil and Gas Extraction on Infant Health

The benefits and costs of resource extraction are currently being hotly debated in the case of shale gas development (commonly known as "fracking"). Colorado provides a unique research environment

Economic, Environmental, and Health Impacts of the Fracking Boom

The shale gas boom revolutionized the energy sector through hydraulic fracturing (fracking). High levels of energy production force communities, states, and nations to consider the externalities and

The Economics of Natural Gas Flaring in U.S. Shale: An Agenda for Research and Policy

Flaring of natural gas associated with U.S. unconventional tight oil production is a significant environmental and policy issue for the sector. We marshal granular data to identify the bottlenecks in

The Economics of Natural Gas Flaring: An Agenda for Research and Policy

Flaring of natural gas is one of the most visible signs of pollution in the oil and gas industry and, perhaps paradoxically, one of the least understood. We marshal granular data on the oil and gas



Natural gas development, flaring practices and paediatric asthma hospitalizations in Texas.

Evidence of associations between paediatric asthma hospitalizations and NGD, regardless of drilling type is found, and practices related to production volume may be driving these positive associations.

As the Wind Blows: The Effects of Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution on Mortality

  • Michael L. Anderson
  • Environmental Science, Economics
    Journal of the European Economic Association
  • 2020
There is strong evidence that short-run fluctuations in air pollution negatively impact infant health and contemporaneous adult health, but there is less evidence on the causal link between long-term

The health implications of unconventional natural gas development in Pennsylvania

A significant association between shale gas development and hospitalizations for pneumonia among the elderly is found, which is consistent with higher levels of air pollution resulting from unconventional natural gas development.

Airports, Air Pollution, and Contemporaneous Health

Airports are some of the largest sources of air pollution in the United States. We demonstrate that daily airport runway congestion contributes significantly to local pollution levels and

Shale Gas Development and Infant Health: Evidence from Pennsylvania

  • E. Hill
  • Medicine
    Journal of health economics
  • 2018

Flaring from Unconventional Oil and Gas Development and Birth Outcomes in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas

Exposure to flaring from OGD is associated with an increased risk of preterm birth, and in stratified models these associations were present only among Hispanic women.

Fracking, Coal, and Air Quality

This paper estimates indirect benefits of improved air quality induced by hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” in the continental United States. The recent increase in natural gas supply led to

The Mortality and Medical Costs of Air Pollution: Evidence from Changes in Wind Direction

We estimate the causal effects of acute fine particulate matter exposure on mortality, health care use, and medical costs among the US elderly using Medicare data. We instrument for air pollution