Environmental consequences of dread behavior: A note on 2005 London bombings

The aim of this paper is to identify the environmental impact induced by behavioral responses to terrorist attacks occurred in London on July 7th, 2005. By relying on the “dread hypothesis” and on the evidence of an increase in private transport subsequent attacks, the authors have estimated econometric models of pollution concentration. Their results point at a substantial environmental impact in terms of PM₁₀ and NO₂, possibly driven by an increase in the perception of higher safety of private transport with respect to public transit. Results are robust to several robustness checks, including nonlinear time trends and heterogeneity across types of monitoring stations.


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  • Accession Number: 01696083
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 21 2019 3:07PM