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讲座信息:Pollution Mitigation and Productivity: Evidence from Chinese Manufacturing Firms

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Time:
June 17 (Monday), 14:00-16:00
 
Location:
Room 418, School of Economics
 
Title:
Pollution Mitigation and Productivity: Evidence from Chinese Manufacturing Firms
 
Abstract:
The economies of many developing countries have experienced huge transformations over the past 20 years, but a major cost of development has been air and water pollution. As these countries have become wealthier, pollution reduction has become a priority of their governments. Our study is among the first to combine firm-level panel data sets on industrial production, power plant investment in environmental mitigation technologies, and air and water pollution discharges. Our study has two goals. First, we seek to evaluate whether policies in developing countries to lower pollution have been successful. Second, we seek to quantify the productivity and distributional costs of these policies.
 
Presenter:
Prof. Caixia Shen
 
Bio:
Caixia Shen is an associated professor at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. She graduated from Boston University in 2011. Her work mainly focus on empirical IO. She has worked with data from airline industry, automobile industry, and on manufacturing firms in China. She has published articles in journals such as Journal of Economics & Management Strategy and International Economic Review. She has awarded funding from National Science Foundation.