Pessimism Or Optimism: A Justification To Voluntary Contributions Toward Environmental Quality
AbstractThis article analyses the determinants of voluntary contribution to environmental quality by introducing the perception of environmental risk. We consider individuals who are aware both of the impact of their voluntary contributions and of the quality of the current environment on the future quality of environment. Their preferences are represented by the RDU model. We distinguish three kinds of effect: environmental quality, wealth and risk perception. The first effects are not always sufficient to explain agents' implication in the improvement of environmental quality. Copyright 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd/University of Adelaide and Flinders University.
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- Johana Etner & Meglena Jeleva, 2004. "Pessimism or optimism : a justification to voluntary contributions toward environmental quality," Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques v04099, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
- D89 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Other
- D69 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Other
- H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
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