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Willingness To Pay For An Increase In The Quality Of Drinking Water: An Application To France


  • Carpentier, Alain
  • Vermersch, Dominique


In this paper a method to infer the value for consumers of the quality of supplied water is presented and applied. It uses concepts developed in the literature of environmental good valuation and the literature of equivalence scale measurement. It is applied to French data.

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  • Carpentier, Alain & Vermersch, Dominique, 1999. "Willingness To Pay For An Increase In The Quality Of Drinking Water: An Application To France," 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN 21522, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea99:21522

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