Professor Ash is also affiliated with the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), where he collaborates on the Corporate Toxics Information Project and uses EPA data to track the exposure of communities to pollution hazards (findings from which recently appeared in his co-authored Justice in the Air). A grant from the National Institutes of Health supported his research on the relationship between hospital labor unions, wages, and patient safety. Other recent publications include his co-authored article in Feminist Economics, “Whose Money, Whose Time? A Nonparametric Approach to Modeling Time Spent on Housework the United States.” Professor Ash was a 2007 Fulbright Fellow in Budapest, Hungary, and served previously as a staff labor economist for the Council of Economic Advisors. - See more at:

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Three Measures of Environmental Inequality

Paper Working Paper Series | | Apr 2014

Using data on industrial air pollution exposure in the United States, we compute three measures of environmental inequality: the Gini coefficient of exposure, the ratio of median exposure of minorities to that of non-Hispanic whites, and the ratio of median exposure of poor households to that of nonpoor households.