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Information, Avoidance Behavior, and Health: The Effect of Ozone on Asthma Hospitalizations

Matthew J. Neidell

NBER Working Paper No. 14209
Issued in July 2008

---- Acknowledgments ----

I thank Janet Currie, Michael Greenstone, Ken Chay, Sherry Glied, Enrico Moretti, Helen Levy, Will Manning, Tomas Philipson, Sylvia Brandt, Elizabeth Powers, Michael Khoo, Joshua Graff Zivin, Amanda Lang, Paul Rathouz, Bob Kaestner, Kerry Smith, Pat Bayer, Wes Hartmann, an anonymous referee, and numerous seminar participants for valuable feedback. I am also very grateful to Bruce Selik and Joe Cassmassi of the South Coast Air Quality Management District for providing information on smog alerts, Mei Kwan, E.C. Krupp, and Ken Warren for help with obtaining the attendance data used for this analysis, and Sarah Kishinevsky, Mike Kraft, and Sonalini Singh for excellent research assistance. Financial support from the University of Chicago's Center for Integrating Statistical and Environmental Science is gratefully acknowledged. 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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