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Essays on General Equilibrium Impacts of Environmental Regulations on Labor Markets


Abstract Environmental regulations such as carbon taxation and air quality standards can lead to notable improvements in health outcomes and ambient air quality. However, these types of policies may have significant impacts on the labor market, in particular for workers in energy-intensive industries, especially if these workers have acquired specific human capital in those industries. This dissertation focuses on the general equilibrium consequences of environmental regulation on the labor market. Specifically, I examine costly reallocation of workers between sectors, the welfare effects of involuntary unemployment, and the heterogeneous effects of this policy on different types of workers. To this end, I develop a two-sector search model with sect... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Fernandez Intriago, Luis Armando (Author) / Silverman, Daniel (Advisor) / Kuminoff, Nicolai V. (Committee member) / Fried, Stephanie (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Labor economics / Environmental economics / Environmental Policies / Human Capital Accumulation / Learning-by-doing / Sectoral Reallocation / Skill Erosion
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 90 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Economics 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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