NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Costly Blackouts? Measuring Productivity and Environmental Effects of Electricity Shortages

Karen Fisher-Vanden, Erin T. Mansur, Qiong (Juliana) Wang

NBER Working Paper No. 17741
Issued in January 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

This research was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's Biological and Environmental Research Program (contract #DE-FG02-04-ER63930), and the National Science Foundation (project/grant #450823). We wish to thank Taryn Dinkelman, Jun Ishii, Josh Linn, Nancy Rose, and seminar participants at the UC Energy Institute, Harvard University, the ASSA meetings, and NBER for helpful comments. 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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