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Externalities, NIMBY syndrome and marble quarrying activity


  • T. Pelekasi
  • M. Menegaki
  • D. Damigos


Marble quarries like any other mining project are faced with NIMBY (‘not-in-my-backyard’) reactions, since some negative externalities are inevitable. The paper presents a contingent valuation survey aimed at investigating a local community's willingness to accept (WTA) compensation for allowing the establishment and operation of a marble quarry in its surroundings and exploring the determinants influencing NIMBY reactions against marble quarrying activity. The valuation scenario used involves an annual monetary payment to a community fund in order to be more realistic and to lessen the so-called ‘bribe effect’, which is common in compensation schemes.

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  • T. Pelekasi & M. Menegaki & D. Damigos, 2011. "Externalities, NIMBY syndrome and marble quarrying activity," Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 55(9), pages 1192-1205, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jenpmg:v:55:y:2011:i:9:p:1192-1205
    DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2011.638047

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    1. Ian J. Bateman & Richard T. Carson & Brett Day & Michael Hanemann & Nick Hanley & Tannis Hett & Michael Jones-Lee & Graham Loomes, 2002. "Economic Valuation with Stated Preference Techniques," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 2639, April.
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