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NNEMS Project 2011-103

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The deadline for applying to the 2011 program was March 4, 2011. Details and program materials are provided for reference purposes.

Program Announcement
Identifier: EPA-EED-11-01

NNEMS Catalog for 2011
(EPA 171-B-11-001)

[PDF, 3.0 MB, 90 pages]

NNEMS Application Materials
[PDF, 1 MB, 17 pages]

For additional information, e-mail the NNEMS Fellowship Program

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Cost and Economic Impact Analysis

Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Health and Environmental Impacts Division, Air Economics Group

The Air Economics Group (AEG) is responsible for a variety of cost and economic impact assessments of Clean Air Act policies and regulations. This includes: assessments involving criteria pollutants such as particulate matter and ozone, toxics such as mercury and green house gases (GHGs); cost and economic impact assessments of Clean Air Act regulations and policies; and coordination and development of benefit cost analyses for these policies and regulations.

There are a variety of methodological and analytical issues on which the NNEMS fellow may choose to do research. The fellow may select one of the following projects:

  1. Construct a "Green jobs calculator" - Under this project, the fellow will use Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Input Output (IO) data and review reports on geothermal, wind, and solar energy to help identify what the coefficients for green jobs should be in the IO table. The fellow will then run scenarios and use the calculator to identify the green jobs under each scenario.
  2. Assess attainment/employment data - Under this project, the fellow will build on existing assessments of the influence of nonattainment designations on employment. The student will research both qualitative and quantitative data as available, to determine how air quality regulations affect employment. The student will also research qualitative data on how regulations impact various industries (health, safety, and labor) to analyze shifts in employment in a given industry.

The fellow will learn or gain additional experience in qualitative and quantitative assessment of environmental issues. The fellow will learn about environmental regulations and what activities are necessary to support them. The student will also learn how to present analytical results. Some of the analyses developed in this project might be a suitable project for a Master's thesis or Ph.D. dissertation.

Final Product:
The fellow will prepare a referenced paper or report and presentation summarizing the project.

Desired Level of Education:
Graduate Student to Ph.D. Student

Project Location:
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Project Period:
5/15/2011 to 9/1/2011

Project Officer:
Dennis Shipman

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