The Private and External Costs of Germany&Apos;S Nuclear Phase-Out

  title={The Private and External Costs of Germany\&Apos;S Nuclear Phase-Out},
  author={Stephen A. Jarvis and Olivier Deschenes and Akshaya Jha},
  journal={Health Economics eJournal},
Many countries have phased out nuclear electricity production in response to concerns about nuclear waste and the risk of nuclear accidents. This paper examines the impact of the shutdown of roughly half of the nuclear production capacity in Germany after the Fukushima accident in 2011. We use hourly data on power plant operations and a novel machine learning framework to estimate how plants would have operated differently if the phase-out had not occurred. We find that the lost nuclear… 

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