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Project Citation: 

He, Guojun, and Tanaka, Takanao. Data and Code for Energy Saving May Kill: Evidence from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident. Nashville, TN: American Economic Association [publisher], 2023. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2023-03-10.

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary Abstract: Following the Fukushima nuclear accident, Japan gradually shut down all its nuclear power plants, causing a countrywide power shortage. In response, the government launched large-scale energy-saving campaigns to reduce electricity consumption. Exploiting the electricity-saving targets across regions and over time, we show that the campaigns significantly increased mortality, particularly during extremely hot days. The impact is primarily driven by people using less air conditioning, as encouraged by the government. Nonpecuniary incentives can explain most of the reduction in electricity consumption. Our findings suggest there exists a trade-off between climate change mitigation and climate change adaptation.

Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms economics; environmental policy; public policy; public health
JEL Classification:  View help for JEL Classification
      I18 Health: Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
      O12 Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
      Q48 Energy: Government Policy
      Q54 Climate; Natural Disasters and Their Management; Global Warming
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage Japan
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 1999 – 2015
Collection Date(s):  View help for Collection Date(s) 1/2018 – 2/2022
Universe:  View help for Universe Mortality and temperature data are based on all the Japanese populations
Data Type(s):  View help for Data Type(s) administrative records data; aggregate data


Data Source:  View help for Data Source See README
Unit(s) of Observation:  View help for Unit(s) of Observation Prefecture-by-year-month-by-age
Geographic Unit:  View help for Geographic Unit Prefecture

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