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Willingness to pay for air quality improvements in Sofia, Bulgaria, Volume 1
Author:Whittington, Dale; Hua Wang; Country:Bulgaria;
Date Stored:2000/02/28Document Date:2000/01/31
Document Type:Policy Research Working PaperSubTopics:Environmental Economics & Policies; Economic Theory & Research; Payment Systems & Infrastructure; Montreal Protocol; Biodiversity; Public Health Promotion; Access to Markets
Language:EnglishMajor Sector:(Historic)Environment
Region:Europe and Central AsiaReport Number:WPS2280
Sub Sectors:Environment AdjustmentCollection Title:Policy, Research working paper ; no. WPS 2280
Volume No:1  

Summary: Through a survey the authors study willingness to pay for improvements in air quality in Sofia, Bulgaria. Using a stochastic payment car approach - asking respondents the likelihood that they would agree to pay a series of prices - they estimate the distribution of willingness to pay various prices. They find that people in Sofia are willing to pay up to about 4.2 percent of their income for a program to improve air quality. The income elasticity of willingness to pay for air quality improvements is about 27 percent. For comparison, they also used the referendum contingent valuation approach. Results from that approach yielded a higher estimate of willingness to pay.

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