NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Impact of Pollution on Worker Productivity

Joshua S. Graff Zivin, Matthew J. Neidell

NBER Working Paper No. 17004
Issued in April 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank numerous individuals and seminar participants at RAND, UC-Irvine, Maryland, Cornell, Tufts, Michigan, University of Washington, University of British Columbia, CUNY Graduate Center, Yale University, Columbia, UC-San Diego, and the NBER Health Economics meeting for helpful suggestions. We are also particularly indebted to Udi Sosnik for helping to make this project possible and Shlomo Pleban for assistance in collecting the data, both of Orange Enterprises. We are grateful for funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (1R21ES019670-01), the Property and Environment Research Center, and seed grants from the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy and the Northern Manhattan NIEHS. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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