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Title: On the use of subjective well-being data for environmental valuation
Authors: Ferreira, Susana
Moro, Mirko
Contact Email: mirko.moro@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Environmental valuation
Happiness
Hedonic pricing
Subjectivewell-being
Life satisfaction
Climate
Air pollution
Issue Date: Jul-2010
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Ferreira S & Moro M (2010) On the use of subjective well-being data for environmental valuation, Environmental and Resource Economics, 46 (3), pp. 249-273.
Abstract: This paper explores the potential of using subjective well-being (SWB) data to value environmental attributes. A theoretical framework compares this method, also known as the life-satisfaction approach, with the standard hedonic pricing approach, identifying their similarities and differences. As a corollary, we show how SWB data can be used to test for the equilibrium condition implicit in the hedonic approach (i.e., equality of utility across locations). Results for Ireland show that the equilibrium condition required by the hedonic pricing approach in Irish markets does not hold. They also show that air quality, in the baseline specification, andwarmer climate, across all the specifications, have a significant positive impact on SWB. Their associated monetary estimates, however, seem too large.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/7719
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10640-009-9339-8
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Affiliation: University of Georgia
Economics

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