Noxious Facilities, Environmental Damages, and Efficient Randomized Siting
This paper considers the efficient siting of a noxious facility that causes environmental damages (for example, increased pollution) in the host community. The analysis shows that there can be multiple efficient locations without transfers, and that an efficient location need not have the smallest WTA or WTP. In general, there exist randomized outcomes that are ex ante efficient and that Pareto dominate efficient outcomes. The analysis also shows that a community’s most preferred lottery never provides full insurance. Under some conditions, lotteries with no host compensation are Pareto superior to those with compensation. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
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Volume (Year): 57 (2014)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
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