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February 20, 2020 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Faculty/Administration #4339 | Map
656 W. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

Dhaval Dave

Department of Economics

Bentley University


"Lead in Drinking Water and Birth Outcomes: A Tale of Two Water Treatment Plants"

The recent drinking water crisis in Newark, NJ's largest city, has renewed concerns about the lead-in-water crisis becoming a persistent and nationwide one owing to the nation's aging  infrastructure. We exploit a unique natural experiment in Newark to identify the causal effect of lead exposure on fetal health. Our findings have important policy implications, in light of not only the long-term impact of compromised health at birth, but also the aging infrastructure that makes lead pipe replacement an urgency.


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