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dc.contributor.authorDorsch, Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-15T14:21:34Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-15T14:21:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/48337-
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the micro-foundations of public policy over environmental protection in developing economies by examining individual-level preferences for economically costly pollution abatement. The paper empirically investigates individuals' marginal willingness to pay (MWTP) for stronger environmental protection, analyzing nearly 24,000 survey responses, from 24 developing economies, to environmental questions from the 2005-2008 wave of the World Values Survey. I analyze the probability that an individual states she is WTP for further environmental protection depending on her individual-level characteristics and her country's characteristics. The main results to emerge from the analysis include: (i) perceived environmental problems that are local do not determine MWTP, where as perceived problems that are global do, (ii) self-identification as a world citizen is the strongest determinant of demand for greater environmental protection, indicating that motivation to contribute to a global public good is not a strictly post-material notion, and (iii) the primary determinants of MWTP are not qualitatively different from those among respondents in advanced economies. The results pose a challenge to the objective problems, subjective values response to the critique of the post-materialism hypothesis. It appears that the WTP for environmental protection in developing economies follows from subjective values that are universal, rather than from objective problems.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZBW - Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft Kiel und Hamburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Berlin 2011 24en_US
dc.subject.jelQ52en_US
dc.subject.jelQ56en_US
dc.subject.jelQ58en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEnvironmental protection policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordPolitical preferencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordGlobal public goodsen_US
dc.subject.keywordWorld Values Surveyen_US
dc.subject.keywordDeveloping economiesen_US
dc.titleThe Willingness to Pay for Environmental Protection: Are Developing Economies Different?en_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn665441800-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec11:24-
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