Indian Economic Review
   Journal of Delhi School of Economics

Invites you to a
Public Lecture on

The Health Benefits of
Air Pollution Control in India

by

Maureen L. Cropper
  Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland
and Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future

at the Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics 
 on September 28, 2022 (Wednesday)  at 3:00 pm IST

Abstract
High levels of ambient and household air pollution in India have been estimated to cause over one million deaths per year. Efficient air pollution control requires understanding the sources of air pollution and the costs and benefits of various control strategies. I will begin by discussing current estimates of ambient particulate pollution (AAP) in India, followed by estimates of the health impacts of AAP and the interaction between household air pollution (HAP) and AAP. Controlling AAP also requires understanding the sources of air emissions, which vary across the states of India, and the atmospheric chemistry of particulate formation. These principles will be illustrated by discussing the costs and benefits of reducing air pollution from coal-fired power plants, and the benefits of not expanding the fleet of coal-fired power plants.

About the speaker
Maureen L. Cropper is Distinguished University Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Maryland and Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future and a former Lead Economist at the World Bank. Dr. Cropper has served as chair of the EPA Science Advisory Board Environmental Economics Advisory Committee and as past president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. She is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and is on the Board of Directors of National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Her research has focused on valuing environmental amenities (especially environmental health effects), on the discounting of future health benefits, and on the trade-offs implicit in environmental regulations. Her current research focuses on energy efficiency in India, on the impact of climate change on migration, and on the benefits of collective action in pandemic flu control.

Programme (IST zone)

Welcome                                                                                     3:00  –  3:15 pm
Public Lecture by Maureen L. Cropper                                3:15   –  4:25 pm
Q&A session                                                                               4:25   – 4:55 pm
Concluding remarks                                                                 4:55   – 5:00 pm

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