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【学术研讨】6月5日,刘威 (【文献汇报】Highway toll and air pollution: Evidence from Chinese cities)

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经济学院2018年第三十次学术研讨会——宏观研讨班(七)

主讲人:刘威博士研究生

位:华中科技大学经济学院

目:【文献汇报】Highway toll and air pollution: Evidence from Chinese cities

间:2018年6月5日(周二)晚上19:30

点:经济学院402会议室

经济学院

2018年6月1日

摘要:Most highways in urban China are tolled to finance their construction. During the eight-day National Day holiday in 2012, highway tolls were waived nationwide for passenger vehicles. We use this to identify the effects of highway tolls on air pollution. Using daily pollution and weather data for 98 Chinese cities in 2011 and 2012 and employing both a regression discontinuity design and differences-in-differences method with the 2011 National Day holiday as a control, we find that eliminating tolls increases pollution by 20% and decreases visibility by one kilometer. We also estimate that the toll elasticity of air pollution is −0.15. These findings complement the scant literature on the environmental impact of road pricing.

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