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East Side Story: Historical Pollution and Persistent Neighborhood Sorting

Prof. Dr. Stephan Heblich, University Bristol

Why are the east sides of formerly industrial cities often the more deprived? Using individual-level census data together with newly created historicalpollution patterns derived from the locations of 5,000 industrial chimneys and an atmospheric model, we show that this results from the persistence of neighborhood sorting that rst emerged during the Industrial Revolution when prevailing winds blew pollution eastwards. Past pollution explains up to 20% of the observed neighborhood segregation in 2011, even though coal pollution stopped in the 1970s. A quantitative model identi es the role of non-linearities and tipping-like dynamics underlying this persistence.

Date & Time

12:15 pm - 01:45 pm


Innstraße 39, Juridicum (JUR) (Room HS 14)

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Open topublic
Prior registrationnot necessary
Organised byLehrstuhl für Development Economics  Fachschaft Wirtschaft
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