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Earth Institute Research Projects

Air Pollution from Gas Flaring and Human Capital Outcomes

Lead PI: Dr Belinda Archibong

Unit Affiliation: Barnard College, Economics

May 2017 - September 2020
Inactive
; Africa ; Nigeria
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will use a new, global, geocoded dataset on methane emissions from gas flaring over five years from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to examine both the effects of uneven regional environmental regulation on gas flaring and the impacts of air pollution from gas flaring on health and cognitive development in children and adolescents

OUTCOMES: We will examine the impacts of environmental regulation on air pollution from gas flaring and also examine the impacts of air pollution from gas flaring on human capital outcomes, including health and cognitive development in children

SPONSOR:

Barnard College Presidential Grant

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Barnard College

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Georgia State University

DATASETS: New, global, geocoded dataset on methane emissions from gas flaring from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); Human capital outcomes from World Bank and DHS data, along with primary data collection by researchers

KEYWORDS

human capital air pollution carbon leakage gas flaring

THEMES

Sustainable living

MULTIMEDIA

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