Date of Award

Spring 2021

Degree Type

Restricted to Claremont Colleges Dissertation

Degree Name

Economics, PhD

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Deborah Freund

Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member

Thomas J. Kneisner

Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member

Nicole Gatto

Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member

Alex Hollingsworth


This dissertation is composed of three unrelated chapters, all of which are on different topics. Chapter 1 : The Effect of Wind Speed and Particulate Matter to the Emergency Depart- ment of King Fahad Central Hospital in the Jazan Region of Saudi Arabia by Those Suffering from Asthma. Chapter 2 : The Effect of Gasoline. Chapter 3 : The Effect of Dust and Sand Storms on Asthma, Pneumonia, Cardiovascular Disease, and Upper Respiratory Disease: Primary Health Care Visits in Jazan, Saudi Arabia Prices on Road Fatalities in Saudi Arabia