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【学术讲座】5月22日,李凌(The Effect of Demand Shocks on Workplace Safety and Worker Productivity: Evidence from the Acid Rain Program)

文章来源: 发表时间:2019-05-13 16:09:01点击次数:

经济学院2019年第二十七次学术讲座

——应用微观经济学讲座(二)

主讲嘉宾: 李凌 助理教授

位:美国威斯康辛大学Parkside分校经济系 助理教授

主讲题目:The Effect of Demand Shocks on Workplace Safety and Worker Productivity: Evidence from the Acid Rain Program

间:2019522日(周10:00

点:经济学院402会议室

                                        经济学院

                                    2019513

 

嘉宾简介:李凌博士,美国威斯康辛大学Parkside分校经济系助理教授。2013年获清华大学经济学学士学位,2018获美国雪城大学经济学博士学位。主要研究领域包括健康经济学和劳动经济学,特别是评估劳动和健康相关的公共政策和项目的影响。学术论文The Effect of Workplace Inspections on Worker Safety (with Perry Singleton) 发表在Industrial and Labor Relations Review

 

论文摘要:This study examines the effect of demand shocks on workplace safety and worker productivity in coal mines. The demand shocks come from the implementation of the Acid Rain Program, which limited the emission of sulfur dioxide from coal power plants. The Program created exogenous negative demand shocks on coal mines producing high-sulfur coal, but not mines producing low-sulfur coal. Using a difference-in-differences model and a panel dataset covering all active coal mines, I find that the implementation of the program led to more workplace injuries and higher worker productivity in high-sulfur mines. The results suggest that firms might sacrifice workplace safety for productivity facing negative shocks.

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