• Sefi Roth


    Sefi is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics in the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).


    Sefi joined the LSE in 2015 as a Fellow in Environmental Economics, having previously lectured at Royal Holloway, University of London.

    He holds a PhD in Economics from Royal Holloway, University of London.

    Research interests

    • Environmental economics
    • Labour economics
    • Health economics
    • Economics of education
    • Policy evaluation


    Working paper  26 April, 2018

    Crime is in the air: the contemporaneous relationship between air pollution and crime

    Using data for London, this research finds that elevated levels of air pollution have a positive and statistically significant impact on overall crime - and therefore that improving air quality in urban areas through tighter environmental policy may provide a cost-effective way to reduce crime. read more »

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    Research Seminar Series 21 Nov 2018

    Sefi Roth - Dirty Density: Density and the air quality of American Cities

    Sefi will be discussing his research on air quality in US cities. Abstract We study whether urban density affects the exposure of city dwellers to ambient air pollution by using … read more »

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