Environmental Economics

Methodology and Measurements of Benefits of Pollution Abatement in a Community

The report presents the results of implementing a methodology for assessing the benefits of pollution abatement in Clairton, Pennsylvania. The methodology was used to assess public preferences in regard to clean air in particular and the provision of public goods in general. The report developed an index of subjective well being which was tested for consistency with objective demographic and economic data. Individuals in the sample were concerned about air quality and were willing to reduce their income for the sake of a cleaner environment. The researchers caution that the sample estimates may be upwardly biased because of the difficulty of obtaining objective measurement criteria, thus implementation should be repeated in other communities with different levels of pollution to obtain more robust results.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    Authors:
    Byrne, Robert F.
    Spiro, Michael H.
    Marshall, Catherine
    Capitman, William
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    Pennsylvania
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Methodology Development & Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0148
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Pittsburgh, University of, Graduate School of BusinessAddress:
    City: Pittsburgh State: PA ZIP: 15260
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection AgencyAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    06/01/1976
    Number of Pages:
    97
    Comment:
    Grant/Contract #:
    68-01-0876
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