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Have vehicle registration restrictions improved urban air quality in Japan?

Nishitateno, Shuhei; Burke, Paul


About 2.6 million noncompliant vehicles were removed from designated metropolitan areas in Japan after the introduction of vehicle registration restrictions under the 1992 Automobile NOx Control Law. Based on a difference-in-differences framework and using a monitor-level panel dataset for the period January 1981–December 2015, we find that the intervention led to a 3%–6% reduction in the monthly mean ambient concentration of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the treated areas. Back-of-the-envelope...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020-01-07
Type: Journal article
Source: Contemporary Economic Policy
DOI: 10.1111/coep.12457
Access Rights: Open Access


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