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Air Pollution Casts a Shadow Over Development (Financial Times)

Nov 30, 2017

Financial Times published an op-ed authored by IFPRI-Beijing’s Xiaobo Zhang based on the latest IFPRI research investigating impact of air pollution on mental well-being.  In the op-ed, Zhang wrote apart from the damaging impact that air pollution has on happiness and cognitive development, it is also symptomatic of the push for high growth and rapid industrialization in developing countries like China and India. “As developing nations strive to improve the lives of their citizens, the downsides of growth strategies should be part of the calculation,” Zhang wrote.