LSE, UK, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics, London School of Economics, UK
Environmental economics, labor economics, and economics of education
PhD Economics, Royal Holloway, London School of Economics, 2016
“The long run economic consequences of high-stakes examinations: Evidence from transitory variation in pollution.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 8:4 (2016): 36–65 (with A. Ebenstein and V. Lavy).
Exposure to elevated levels of air pollution adversely affects educational outcomesSefi Roth, August 2017The link between air pollution and human health is well-documented in the epidemiology and economic literature. Recently, an increasing body of research has shown that air pollution—even in relatively low doses—also affects educational outcomes across several distinct age groups and varying lengths of exposure. This implies that a narrow focus on traditional health outcomes, such as morbidity and mortality, may understate the true benefit of reducing pollution, as air pollution also affects scholastic achievement and human capital formation.MoreLess