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Would People Rather Pay Taxes Or Trade Taxes To Pay For Environmental Goods? A Ground Water Quality Case

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  • Bergstrom, John C.
  • Boyle, Kevin J.
  • Yabe, Mitsuyasu

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The potential sensitivity of environmental resource valuation to payment vehicles is of interest to researchers and decision-makers involved in estimating and applying these numbers. A conceptual model is developed which provides insight into how the different payment vehicles of a special tax and a tax reallocation affects the willingness to pay (WTP) for environmental goods. Hypothesis testing using contingent valuation data suggests WTP with a tax reallocation is higher than WTP with a special tax for ground water quality protection in Georgia and Maine.

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  • Bergstrom, John C. & Boyle, Kevin J. & Yabe, Mitsuyasu, 2002. "Would People Rather Pay Taxes Or Trade Taxes To Pay For Environmental Goods? A Ground Water Quality Case," Faculty Series 16700, University of Georgia, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.
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