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Valuing Public Goods Using Happiness Data: The Case of Air Quality

Arik Levinson

NBER Working Paper No. 15156
Issued in July 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

This research is part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation grant #0617839. I am grateful to Resources for the Future for its hospitality during part of the time I worked on the paper, to Emma Nicholson for superb research assistance, to the research staff at the General Social Survey for assisting me with matching confidential aspects of their data to geographic information, and to John Helliwell, Chris Barrington-Leigh, Simon Luechinger, Erzo Luttmer, Karl Scholz and Heinz Welsch for helpful suggestions. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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