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The impact of pollutant cocktails on health and human capital related to socio-economic inequalities

This multidisciplinary project brings together economists and environmental scientists with the aim of assessing the health effects of simultaneous exposure to multiple air pollutants (pollution cocktail) and their variations based on individuals’ socioeconomic characteristics. Health is comprehensively approached, referencing common health indicators such as mortality and morbidity, but also economic indicators that measure human capital, such as academic performance, employment type, and worker productivity. Atmospheric and administrative modelling data will be used to estimate exposure to pollution and identify the causal impact of pollution cocktails on various health variables and economic indicators. These econometric analyses will allow us to estimate the socio-economic benefits resulting from a reduction in environmental risks associated with air pollution. The goal is to better understand the potential consequences of policies on health and environmental inequalities.