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Measuring marginal values of noise disturbance from air traffic: Does the time of the day matter?

  • Carlsson, Fredrik


    (Department of Economics, Gothenburg University, Box 640, SE 40530 Gothenburg, Sweden)

  • Lampi, Elina


    (Department of Economics, Umeå University)

  • Martinsson, Peter


    (Department of Economics, Gothenburg University, Box 640, SE 40530 Gothenburg, Sweden)

This paper analyzes the marginal willingness to pay for changes in noise levels related to changes in the volume of flight movements at a city airport in Stockholm, Sweden,by using a choice experiment. When estimating marginal willingness to pay for different times of the day and days of the week, we find that these vary with the temporal dimensions: mornings and evenings have higher marginal values. Interestingly, a substantial proportion of the respondents prefer no changes in the current noise level. The paper concludes with a policy discussion related to incentivebased pricing.

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Paper provided by Umeå University, Department of Economics in its series Umeå Economic Studies with number 627.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 01 Mar 2004
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:umnees:0627
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