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The impact of ambient air pollution on hospital admissions

Filippini, Massimo ; Masiero, Giuliano ; Steinbach, Sandro

In: European Journal of Health Economics, 2019, vol. 20, no. 6, p. 919-931

Ambient air pollution is the environmental factor with the most significant impact on human health. Several epidemiological studies provide evidence for an association between ambient air pollution and human health. However, the recent economic literature has challenged the identification strategy used in these studies. This paper contributes to the ongoing discussion by investigating the...

Università della Svizzera italiana

The impact of ambient air pollution on hospital admissions

Filippini, Massimo ; Masiero, Giuliano ; Steinbach, Sandro

In: European Journal of Health Economics

Ambient air pollution is the environmental factor with the most significant impact on human health. Several epidemiological studies provide evidence for an association between ambient air pollution and human health. However, the recent economic literature has challenged the identification strategy used in these studies. This paper contributes to the ongoing discussion by investigating the...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Habits and rational behavior in residential electricity demand

Filippini, Massimo ; Hirl, Bettina ; Masiero, Giuliano

In: Resource and Energy Economics, 2018, vol. 52, p. 137-152

Households make an investment analysis when buying new electrical appliances. Therefore, expectations about future electricity consumption may have an impact on current consumption and investment decisions. Dynamic partial adjustment models of residential electricity demand neglect rational consumer behavior. In this paper we propose a model for residential electricity demand that allows for...

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Fuel choices in urban Indian households

FARSI, MEHDI ; FILIPPINI, MASSIMO ; PACHAURI, SHONALI

In: Environment and Development Economics, 2007, vol. 12, no. 6, p. 757-774

Università della Svizzera italiana

Persistent and transient productive inefficiency in a regulated industry : electricity distribution in New Zealand

Filippini, Massimo ; Greene, William H. ; Masiero, Giuliano

The productive efficiency of a firm can be decomposed into two parts, one persistent and one transient. So far, most of the cost efficiency studies estimated frontier models that provide either the transient or the persistent part of productive efficiency. This distinction seems to be appealing also for regulators. During the last decades, public utilities such as water and electricity have...

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