Environmental Economics

Economic Welfare Impacts of Urban Noise

The basic purpose of this project was to develop a conceptual framework for estimating the social welfare gains or benefits of reducing current noise levels in urban environments. The project has concentrated on developing economic welfare theory and empirical techniques to assess willingness-to-pay by individuals for noise avoidance. Particular attention was paid to noise produced by motor vehicles and noise produced by operations at construction sites. Noise pollution produced at airports and by aircraft was purposely de-emphasized in this study.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Noise
    Authors:
    Thorpe, Rodney
    Holmes, Thomas
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Tihansky, Dennis P.
    Geographic Area:
    Boston
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Methodology Development & Evaluation, Data Development
    Inventory Record #: EE-0246
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    QEI, Inc.Address: 119 The Great Road
    City: Bedford State: MA ZIP: 07130
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
    Office of Health and Ecological Effects
    Address:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    05/01/1976
    Number of Pages:
    216
    Comment:
    EPA #:
    NTIS #:
    Grant/Contract #:
    EPA-600/5-76-002
    PB-256411
    68-01-2634
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