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Economic Valuation of Urban Informal Activities: Case Study of Flea Markets in Bandung Municipality

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  • Bagdja Muljarijadi

    () (Master of Applied Economics Program Graduate School of Economics-Faculty of Economics Padjadjaran University)

  • Rahmat Thio

    () (Master of Applied Economics Program Graduate School of Economics-Faculty of Economics Padjadjaran University)

Abstract

This study analyzes some social economic aspects of informal activities using case study of flea markets in Bandung Municipality. The objectives are to provide a description of the information we collected during our field survey, and report our findings on the Willingness to Pay (WTP) of people who are doing informal business in the flea markets under study on some services. We use Censored Regression Model to estimate WTP for some relevant services (general user charge, waste disposal services, security, and congestion) in the flea market. We found two important determinants of WTP, which are the amount of working capital, and the ownership of the merchandise.

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  • Bagdja Muljarijadi & Rahmat Thio, 2008. "Economic Valuation of Urban Informal Activities: Case Study of Flea Markets in Bandung Municipality," Working Papers in Economics and Development Studies (WoPEDS) 200802, Department of Economics, Padjadjaran University, revised May 2008.
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    1. Blackman, Allen & Shih, Jhih-Shyang & Evans, David & Batz, Michael & Newbold, Stephen & Cook, Joseph, 2006. "The benefits and costs of informal sector pollution control: Mexican brick kilns," Environment and Development Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 11(05), pages 603-627, October.
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    Keywords

    Flea market; informal activity; WTP;

    JEL classification:

    • O17 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
    • P35 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Public Finance

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