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Would People Rather Pay Taxes Or Trade Taxes To Pay For Environmental Goods? A Ground Water Quality Case

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  • Bergstrom, John C.
  • Boyle, Kevin J.
  • Yabe, Mitsuyasu

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The potential sensitivity of environmental resource valuation to payment vehicles is of interest to researchers and decision-makers involved in estimating and applying these numbers. A conceptual model is developed which provides insight into how the different payment vehicles of a special tax and a tax reallocation affects the willingness to pay (WTP) for environmental goods. Hypothesis testing using contingent valuation data suggests WTP with a tax reallocation is higher than WTP with a special tax for ground water quality protection in Georgia and Maine.

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Paper provided by University of Georgia, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in its series Faculty Series with number 16700.

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Date of creation: 2002
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Handle: RePEc:ags:ugeofs:16700

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Keywords: Environmental Economics and Policy; Public Economics;

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