Factory with chimney smoke representing air-quality Eastern Europe

The Economics of Air Pollution

The FREE Network together with the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) invites academics to join a full day workshop session on the economics of air pollution at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). The workshop will provide presentations of the latest research on the economics of air pollution and will provide an in-depth look at how to conduct research on the topic.


The workshop will consist of two elements:

  • (1) a session with paper presentations, and
  • (2) tutorials from invited experts in the field.

The tutorials will provide an in-depth look at how to conduct research on the topic of air pollution, covering issues related to data collection and data sources, methodology, statistical analysis, and interpretation of results. The workshop will provide presentations of the latest research but also give detailed guidance to economists interested in doing their own research on the topic.

Special Guests


Attend in person?

The event will take place in room Ragnar at SSE, Bertil Ohlins gata 5, 113 50 Stockholm. Please register via the Trippus platform (here).

Attend online?

The event will also be streamed online via the Zoom platform for those who cannot join the event in person. Please register via the Trippus platform (here). A confirmation email will be sent to you within a few minutes. If you have not received the confirmation email within 10 minutes, please check your SPAM folder. Please contact site@hhs.se if you have any questions regarding the event.


08:45 Registration outside room Ragnar

09:00-09:10 Welcome address by Julius Andersson, SITE

09:10-09:55 Claudia Persico, American University

09:55-10:15 Coffee break (Outside room Ragnar)

10:15-11:00 Marion Leroutier, Misum

11:00-12:00 Paper presentations I

  • “Saving lives with cooking gas? Unintended effects of targeted LPG subsidies in Peru” by Thomas Thivillon, Paris Dauphine University
  • “Displacing Congestion: Evidence from Paris” by Lea Bou Sleiman, CREST Ecole Polytechnique

12:00-13:00 Lunch (Outside room Ragnar)

13:00-15:00 Paper presentations II

  • “Heterogeneous Effects of Air Pollution on Physical Tasks: Evidence from Amateur Track and Field” by Francesco Granella, Bocconi University
  • “Air Pollution and Job Search Behaviour” by Mariët Bogaard, Maastricht University
  • “Cycling toward cleaner cities? Evidence from New York City’s Bike Share Program” by Vincent Thorne, Trinity College
  • “The Impact of Local Pollution Exposure on Hospital Admissions: Case of Lisbon Metropolitan Area” by Mariia Murasheva, Nova School of Business and Economics

15:00-15:30 Coffee break (Outside room Ragnar)

15:30-17:00 Sefi Roth, London School of Economics


In 2021 the FREE Network initiated the Forum for Research on Eastern Europe: Climate and Environment (FREECE). The long-run goal of FREECE is to provide guidance for policymakers in the region on how to promote economic development that is environmentally sustainable.

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