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Experiments in Valuing Non-Market Goods: A Case Study of Alternative Benefit Measures of Air Pollution Control in the South Coast Air Basin of Southern California, Volume II of Methods Development for Assessing Air Pollution Control Benefits
This 1979 study on the economic benefits of air pollution control includes the empirical results obtained from two experiments to measure the health and aesthetic benefits of air pollution control in the South Coast Air Basin of Southern California. Each experiment involved the same six neighborhood pairs, where the pairings were made on the basis of similarities in housing characteristics, socio-economic factors, distances to beaches and services, average temperatures, and subjective indicators of housing quality. The elements of each pair differed substantially only in terms of air quality. Data on actual residential property transactions and on stated preferences in air quality were collected.
The results indicate that air quality deterioration in the Los Angeles area has had substantial negative effects on housing prices and that these effects are comparable in magnitude to what people say they are willing to pay for improved air quality.
1. Benefits Analysis
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference - Contingent Valuation
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Revealed Preference
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Revealed Preference - Property ValueEnvironmental Media:
a. Air - TroposphericAuthors:
Brookshire, David S.
d'Arge, Ralph C.
Schulze, William D.
Thayer, Mark A.EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
Carlin, AlanGeographic Area: California, Los AngelesStudy Purpose: Empirical Application, Methodology Development & EvaluationReport Series: Methods Development for Assessing Air Pollution Control Benefits
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- Participating Organizations
Wyoming, University of Address:
City: Laramie State: WY ZIP:
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Health and Ecological Effects
Office of Research and Development
City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
- Report Details
FinalDate: 02/01/1979Number of Pages: 221EPA #:
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