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  • New study examines mortality costs of air pollution in US

    Photo of Gies College of Business finance professors Julian Reif, Tatyana Deryugina, David Molitor and Nolan Miller.

    Scholars from the Gies College of Business at Illinois – from left, Julian Reif, Tatyana Deryugina, David Molitor and Nolan Miller – studied the effects of acute fine particulate matter exposure on mortality, health care use and medical costs among older Americans through Medicare data and changes in local wind direction.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Tatyana Deryugina, call 217-333-9498; email deryugin@illinois.edu.
    To contact Nolan Miller, call 217-244-2847; email nmiller@illinois.edu.
    To contact David Molitor, call 217-244-0504; email dmolitor@illinois.edu.
    To contact Julian Reif, call 217-300-0169; email jreif@illinois.edu.

    The paper “The mortality and medical costs of air pollution: Evidence from changes in wind direction” is available online.

    DOI:
    10.1257/aer.20180279