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Charging the polluters: A pricing model for road and railway noise

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  • Andersson, Henrik
  • Ögren, Mikael

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By combining standardized calculation methods for total noise levels and monetary estimates from well established evaluation methods, this study outlines a model to estimate the short run marginal cost (SRMC) for road and railway noise that is able to differentiate not only modes of transport, but also vehicles and technologies. Several sensitivity tests run for the SRMC show that estimates are: (i) insensitive to the traffic volume, (ii) sensitive to the number of exposed individuals, and (iii) sensitive to the monetary values used. Results also show that the use of quiet technology can have a significant effect on the SRMC.

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  • Andersson, Henrik & Ögren, Mikael, 2012. "Charging the polluters: A pricing model for road and railway noise," TSE Working Papers 12-358, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).
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    1. Henrik Andersson & Lina Jonsson & Mikael Ögren, 2010. "Property Prices and Exposure to Multiple Noise Sources: Hedonic Regression with Road and Railway Noise," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 45(1), pages 73-89, January.
    2. Brett Day & Ian Bateman & Iain Lake, 2007. "Beyond implicit prices: recovering theoretically consistent and transferable values for noise avoidance from a hedonic property price model," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 37(1), pages 211-232, May.
    3. Andersson, Henrik & Ögren, Mikael, 2007. "Noise charges in railway infrastructure: A pricing schedule based on the marginal cost principle," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 14(3), pages 204-213, May.
    4. Andersson, Henrik & Jonsson, Lina & Ögren, Mikael, 2010. "Benefit measures for noise abatement: Calculations for road and rail traffic noise," LERNA Working Papers 10.17.323, LERNA, University of Toulouse.
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    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • Q51 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Valuation of Environmental Effects
    • R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Travel Time; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise

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