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Ludovica Gazze

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Phone: +44 (0)24 765 23052
Email: Ludovica dot Gazze at warwick dot ac dot uk
Office: S2.114S2.114
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About me

I am an environmental and health economist researching urban policy issues, such as lead poisoning.

Conserving resources and reducing pollution are among the most pressing challenges facing society. Designing programs to achieve these goals requires an understanding of 1) pollution damages and 2) individuals' and firms' compliance behavior.

I investigate these issues using large administrative datasets and experimental and quasi-experimental methods.

Research Interests

  • Environmental Economics
  • Health Economics

Featured Publications

(2022) "The Long-Run Spillover Effects of Pollution: How Exposure to Lead Affects Everyone in the Classroom" (with Claudia Persico and Sandra Spirovska) (pdfLink opens in a new window). IZA DP No. 13133. Accepted at Journal of Labor Economics.
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  1. (2022) "The Long-Run Spillover Effects of Pollution: How Exposure to Lead Affects Everyone in the Classroom" (with Claudia Persico and Sandra Spirovska) (pdfLink opens in a new window). IZA DP No. 13133. Accepted at Journal of Labor Economics.
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  2. (2022) "Hassles and Environmental Health Screenings: Evidence from Lead Tests in Illinois" (pdfLink opens in a new window). Accepted at Journal of Human Resources.

  3. (2021) "Infrastructure Upgrades and Lead Exposure: Do Cities Face Trade-Offs When Replacing Water Mains?" (with Jennifer Heissel) (pdfLink opens in a new window). Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 108: 102472.
  4. (2021) "The Price and Allocation Effects of Targeted Mandates: Evidence from Lead Hazards" (pdfLink opens in a new window). Journal of Urban Economics. Vol 123. 103345.
  5. (2021) "Turnout in Concurrent Elections: Evidence from Two Quasi-Experiments in Italy" (with Enrico Cantoni and Jerome Schafer) (pdfLink opens in a new window). Accepted at European Journal of Political Economy.

  6. (2021) "Collective Reputation in Trade: Evidence from the Chinese Dairy Industry" (with Jie Bai and Yukun Wang) (pdfLink opens in a new window). NBER WP 26283. The Review of Economics and Statistics: 1-45.
  7. "Policy changes and child blood lead levels by age 2 for children born in Illinois 2001-2014" (with Ali Abbasi and Bridget Pals). American Journal of Public Health 110, no. 5 (2020): 734-740. (linkLink opens in a new window)
  8. (2020) "Do Conservation Policies Work? Evidence from Residential Water Use" (with Oliver Browne and Michael Greenstone). In Environmental and Energy Policy and the Economy, volume 2. University of Chicago Press. (pdf).

  1. (2022) "Hidden hazards and screening policy: Predicting undetected lead exposure in Illinois" (with Ali Abbasi and Bridget Pals). (pdfLink opens in a new window). CAGE wp No 612. R&R at Journal of Health Economics.

  2. (2021) "Enforcement and Deterrence with Certain Detection: An Experiment in Water Conservation Policy" (with Oliver Browne, Michael Greenstone, and Olga Rostapshova). (pdfLink opens in a new window). R&R at The Review of Economics and Statistics.