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Coûts et bénéfices sociaux d'une amélioration de la gestion des déchets ménagers. Une évaluation contingente


  • François Bonnieux
  • Brigitte Desaigues


The aim of this study is to understand households’ behaviour regarding waste management. A contingent valuation survey was applied to 403 persons in Paris and Villeparisis. The mean willingness to pay for an improvement of the present situation is 240 francs. 75% of the sample prefer the less polluting incinerator, even if it is the most expansive solution. Moreover 40% of the sample refusing any tax increase, accept to pay when a precise and complete information is given. Classification JEL : Q2.

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  • François Bonnieux & Brigitte Desaigues, 2002. "Coûts et bénéfices sociaux d'une amélioration de la gestion des déchets ménagers. Une évaluation contingente," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(3), pages 471-486.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_023_0471

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    municipal waste management; incineration; contingent valuation;

    JEL classification:

    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation


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