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. I am Assistant Professor at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy. I am also affiliated with Georgetown's Earth Commons Institute, Massive Data Institute and Department of Economics. I am Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics Grantham Research Institute, where I previously completed my PhD.

Working Papers

Global Air Quality Inequality over 2000-2020.arXiv preprint 2307.15669, July 2023.
Air Pollution and Respiratory Infectious Diseases. with Sandro Provenzano, Sefi Roth.
IZA DP 15937, February 2023. R&R, Environmental and Resource Economics

Clean Identification? The Effects of the Clean Air Act on Air Pollution, Exposure Disparities and House Prices. with Gregor Singer.LSE GRI WP 376, May 2022. Conditionally accepted, American Economic Journal: Economic PolicyMedia: EarthBeat
Inequality and the Environment: The Economics of a Two-Headed Hydra. with Moritz Drupp, Ulrike Kornek, Jasper Meya.CESifo WP 9447, December 2021. R&R, Journal of Economic Literature
The Global Consumer Incidence of Carbon Pricing: Evidence from Trade.LSE GRI WP 320, April 2019. R&R, Energy Economics

Journal Articles

Who Values Future Energy Savings? Evidence from American Drivers. with Arik LevinsonJournal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 10(3), 2023. [NBER WP] [preprint] [Dataverse]
Inequality and the Environment: An Introduction to the Special Issue. with Moritz Drupp, Jasper Meya, Martin Quaas
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 119, 102812, 2023. (guest editorial)

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

Highly unequal carbon footprints.
Nature Sustainability, 5, 912-913, 2022. (invited comment) [free read]
Media: Deutschlandfunk, Dlf Forschung Aktuell 
Crime is in the Air: The Contemporaneous Relationship between Air Pollution and Crime. with Malvina Bondy, Sefi Roth
Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 7(3), 2020. [IZA DP] [preprint] [Dataverse]
Media: Washington Post, The Independent, iNews, Economic Times, WSJ Real Time Economics, Bloomberg, WEF, BBC, Probable Causation.
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.

Book Chapters, Reports

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

Antworten auf zentrale Fragen zur Einführung von CO2-Preisen. with Linus Mattauch et al.
Scientists for Future, Diskussionsbeiträge 3: 1–41, 2020.

Opinion Pieces, Commentary

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 M. Drupp, U. Kornek, J. 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

Why Germany should introduce an ambitious carbon price. with Simon Dietz, Tobias Kruse, Isabella Neuweg
LSE Grantham Research Institute, Commentary, 2019