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Air Pollution Consequences in São Paulo: Evidence for Health

Grant number: 17/20456-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): January 15, 2018
Effective date (End): April 29, 2018
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Economics - Quantitative Methods Applied to Economics
Principal Investigator:Paula Carvalho Pereda
Grantee:Bruna Morais Guidetti
Supervisor: Edson Roberto Severnini
Host Institution: Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade (FEA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:17/08472-0 - Air pollution consequences in São Paulo: evidence for health, BP.MS


There is evidence in the literature that air pollution impacts health, especially of vulnerable people, however, there are few evidences for developing countries. The endogeneity of air pollution exposure, already consolidated in the literature, comes up as a problem to investigate its effects on health. Thus, this project of study proposes an instrumental variable approach to investigate the impacts of air pollution on the hospitalization rate for respiratory diseases in elderly and children in the São Paulo Metropolitan Region, instrumentalizing the local air pollution by the amount of pollutants brought by the wind.

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