THREE ESSAYS ON TRADE, ENVIRONMENT, AND HEALTH

Sookti Chaudhary
My dissertation consists of three essays on trade, environment and health. The first essay empirically evaluates domestic facilities' environmental response to Chinese import competition in the United States (US) manufacturing sector from 2000 to 2010. Using facility-level data on chemical emissions and employing an instrumental variables approach, the paper finds that industry/regional exposure to increased import competition had very little impact on the environmental decisions of domestic facilities. The second essay empirically explores a possible...
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