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The Effect of Fuel Economy Standards on Vehicle Weight Dispersion and Accident Fatalities

Antonio Bento, Kenneth Gillingham, Kevin Roth

NBER Working Paper No. 23340
Issued in April 2017

---- Acknowledgments ----

The authors thank John Graham, Ashley Langer, and Josh Linn; the participants at the NE Workshop on Env. Economics, IIOC, and UCE3; and seminars at CU Boulder, Indiana University, Ifo Institute, UC-Irvine, UC-Berkeley, UCSD, Yale, and Wyoming for helpful comments. The authors are grateful to Yiwei Wang and Paige Weber for excellent research assistance and to UCE3 for funding. The authors also thank Don MacKenzie for the CAFE credit data and Pawel Zal from www.automobile-catalog.com for vehicle characteristics data. 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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