Lutz Sager
Assistant Professor
McCourt School of Public Policy
Georgetown University 

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My research is on the economics of climate policy and air quality regulation, with a special emphasis on equity. At Georgetown, I am also affiliated with the Earth Commons Institute, the Massive Data Institute and the Department of Economics. I completed my PhD at the London School of Economics (LSE).


Clean Identification? The Effects of the Clean Air Act on Air Pollution, Exposure Disparities and House Prices. w/ G. Singer.

LSE GRI Working Paper Series, WP 376, May 2022. R&R, AEJ:EPMedia: EarthBeat

Inequality and the Environment: The Economics of a Two-Headed Hydra. w/ M. Drupp, U. Kornek, J. Meya.

CESifo Working Paper 9447, December 2021. R&R, JEL

The Global Consumer Incidence of Carbon Pricing: Evidence from Trade.

LSE GRI Working Paper Series, WP 320, April 2019. 

Air Pollution and Respiratory Infectious Diseases. w/ S. Provenzano, S. Roth.

IZA DP 15937, February 2023.


Who Values Future Energy Savings? Evidence from American Drivers. with A. Levinson

Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 10(3), 2023. [preprint] [Dataverse]

Inequality and the Environment: An Introduction to the Special Issue. with M. Drupp, J. Meya, M. Quaas
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 119, 102812, 2023. (guest editorial)

Highly unequal carbon footprints.
Nature Sustainability, 5, 912-913, 2022. (comment) [free read]

Media: Deutschlandfunk, Dlf Forschung Aktuell 

How trade policy can support the climate agenda. with M. Jakob et al.
Science, 376(6600), 1401-1403, 2022. 

Distributional Effects of Environmental Trade Measures.
Handbook on Trade Policy and Climate Change, (ed. Jakob, M.), Edward Elgar, 2022. [preprint] 

Crime is in the Air: The Contemporaneous Relationship between Air Pollution and Crime. with M. Bondy, S. Roth
Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 7(3), 2020. [preprint] [Dataverse]

Media: The Independent, iNews, The Economic Times, WSJ Real Time Economics blog, World Economic Forum, BBC.

Estimating the Effect of Air Pollution on Road Safety using Atmospheric Temperature Inversions.
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 98, 2019. [preprint] 

Media: Financial Times, The Times, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Economic Times, The Hindu, BBC Radio 4.

Inequality and Carbon Consumption: Evidence from Environmental Engel Curves.
Energy Economics, 84, 2019. [preprint] [Data Appendix]

Media: BusinessGreen 

Residential Segregation and Socioeconomic Neighbourhood Sorting: Evidence at the Micro-neighbourhood Level for Migrant Groups in Germany.  
Urban Studies, 49(12), 2617-2632, 2012.


The benefits of Clean Air Act regulations need to be measured carefully. With Gregor Singer.
VoxEU, May 2022

Umweltpolitik muss Verteilungsfragen berücksichtigen, ohne das eigentliche Ziel aus den Augen zu verlieren. With Moritz Drupp, Ulrike Kornek, Jasper Meya.
Ö, April 2022

The Growing Role of Inequality in Environmental Policy.
EAERE Magazine, no.11 Winter 2021

Drivers who spend too much on fuel efficiency. With Arik Levinson.
VoxEU, January 2021

Antworten auf zentrale Fragen zur Einführung von CO2-Preisen. With Linus Mattauch et al.
Scientists for Future, Diskussionsbeiträge 2, 2020

Why Germany should introduce an ambitious carbon price. With Simon Dietz et al.
LSE Grantham Research Institute, Commentary, 2019