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Irish Public Service Broadcasting - A Contingent Valuation Analysis

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  • Liam Delaney

    (The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin)

  • Francis O’Toole

    (Trinity College Dublin)

Abstract

Irish public service broadcasting faces enhanced domestic and international competition and increasingly the Irish public service broadcaster (RTÉ) is being called upon to justify the scale of the television licence fee, its major source of funding. This paper describes the first nationwide valuation of RTÉ’s services. In analysing the determinants of respondents’ willingness to pay for RTÉ’s services, the importance of domestic and international competing services and the relationships between willingness to pay for, usage of, and satisfaction with, RTÉ’s services are analysed. In addition, this paper highlights the importance of distinguishing between household, and individual, willingness to pay.

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Article provided by Economic and Social Studies in its journal Economic and Social Review.

Volume (Year): 35 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 321-350

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Handle: RePEc:eso:journl:v:35:y:2004:i:3:p:321-350

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  1. Delaney, Liam & O'Toole, Francis, 2008. "Individual, household and gender preferences for social transfers," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, vol. 29(3), pages 348-359, June.
  2. Nababan, Tongam Sihol & Simanjuntak, Juara, 2008. "Aplikasi Willingness To Pay Sebagai Proksi Terhadap Variabel Harga: Suatu Model Empirik Dalam Estimasi Permintaan Energi Listrik Rumah Tangga
    [The Application of Willingness To Pay As A Proxy To Va
    ," MPRA Paper 49155, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Liam Delaney & Francis O’Toole, 2006. "Willingness to pay: individual or household?," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer, vol. 30(4), pages 305-309, December.
  4. Henrik Lindhjem & Ståle Navrud, 2009. "Asking for Individual or Household Willingness to Pay for Environmental Goods?," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 43(1), pages 11-29, May.

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