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Willingness to Pay for Gains and Losses in Visibility and Health

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  • Edna T. Loehman
  • Sehoon Park
  • David Boldt
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    Two different willingness-to-pay responses are compared-willingness to pay to avoid loss of air quality and willingness to pay to obtain gains in air quality. Contingent valuation data were used to estimate bid functions for these two types of responses for visibility and health. Comparison of the estimated models indicates that, in addition to magnitude differences, gains and losses for visibility and health are affected differently by health status, risk perceptions, and other risk-related variables. Results for the loss measure are more reliable in terms of variability of response and econometric modeling.

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    Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Land Economics.

    Volume (Year): 70 (1994)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 478-498

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    Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:70:y:1994:i:4:p:478-498

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    1. Chien, Yu-Lan & Huang, Cliff J. & Shaw, Daigee, 2005. "A general model of starting point bias in double-bounded dichotomous contingent valuation surveys," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 50(2), pages 362-377, September.
    2. Pierre Thomas Léger, 2001. "Willingness to Pay for Improvements in Air Quality," Cahiers de recherche 01-02, HEC Montréal, Institut d'économie appliquée.
    3. Delucchi, Mark A. & Murphy, James & McCubbin, Donald R. & Kim, Jin, 1996. "The Cost of Reduced Visibility Due to Particulate Air Pollution From Motor Vehicles," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt2n15b6gw, University of California Transportation Center.

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