Dr Sefi  Roth

Dr Sefi Roth

Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics

Department of Geography and Environment

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Key Expertise
Environmental economics

About me

Sefi Roth is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics in the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE. He is also the founder and co-leader of the Economics of Air Pollution (EAP) research group at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and a Research Affiliate at IZA. His research mainly concentrates on the economics of air pollution, exploring the impacts of ambient and indoor air pollution on health, human capital, crime, the housing market, and the economy more broadly. Sefi holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Royal Holloway, University of London. 

His teaching at LSE includes GY426 - Environmental and Resource Economics and GY222 - Applied Environmental Economics.

Outside of LSE, Sefi is a member of the UK Clean Air Programme Steering Committee and the head of the Clean Air Programme Task and Finish Group ‘A Clean Air Community’.

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Expertise Details

Air pollution

Selected publications

Bondy, M., Roth, S., & Sager, L. (2020). Crime is in the air: The contemporaneous relationship between air pollution and crime. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 7(3), 555-585.

Ebenstein, Avraham, Victor Lavy, and Sefi Roth. 2016. "The Long-Run Economic Consequences of High-Stakes Examinations: Evidence from Transitory Variation in Pollution." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 8 (4): 36-65.

Roth, S. 'Air pollution, educational achievements, and human capital formation', IZA World of Labor, 2017: 381 doi: 10.15185/izawol.381

My research