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Valorisation économique des effets de la pollution atmosphérique


  • Olivier Chanel
  • Elsa Faugère
  • Ghislain Geniaux
  • Robert Kast
  • Stéphane Luchini
  • Pascale Scapecchi


This article introduces the main results of a contextual contingent valuation survey (i.e. specific to the underlying risk) dealing with a change in air pollution exposition. Individual willingness-to-pay for both health (morbidity and mortality) and non-health effects are elicited. The use of an original hypothetical scenario that involves 1 273 inhabitants of the Bouches-du-Rhône and a convenient econometric model (Box-Cox model with censoring) lead to an overall predicted monthly value of 68,6 euros per household for an half decrease of the number of polluted days. A model of expected life-time resource allocation allows us to evaluate, for the first time, a value of a prevented fatality specific to the air pollution risk : 0,8 million Euros. Classification JEL : C1, I1, Q25, D12

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  • Olivier Chanel & Elsa Faugère & Ghislain Geniaux & Robert Kast & Stéphane Luchini & Pascale Scapecchi, 2004. "Valorisation économique des effets de la pollution atmosphérique," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 55(1), pages 65-92.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_551_0065

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    JEL classification:

    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
    • Q25 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Water
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis


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