Hausman and Raimi discusses information failures and environmental justice

April 16, 2022 Resources Radio

Catherine Hausman, associate professor of public policy, was recently featured on the podcast Resources Radio, hosted by Ford School lecturer Daniel Raimi, to break down her paper, "Inequality, Information Failures, and Air Pollution." She discussed how information failures disproportionately impact low-income communities. 

"Low-income families obviously face really binding budget constraints," Hausman said. "They need to make difficult choices about where to spend their money, and that can mean choosing a cheaper house in a neighborhood that has more pollution if it means more money is left over to spend on utilities and food and transportation, and other really necessary, important things."