Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/48794
Authors: 
Bateman, Ian
Dupont, Diane
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
CSERGE working paper EDM 10-09
Abstract: 
Previous literature has found that politically conservative individuals express a lower willingness-to-pay (WTP) for environmental goods than left-wing supporters. Using data from three surveys valuing water we investigate the role of context by evaluating whether the means of provision (public or private) matters. While left-wing voters have higher WTP for publically provided public goods, right-wing voters have a higher WTP when a good is privately provided. Our findings have implications for values typically obtained for environmental public goods using survey data from constructed markets since scenarios typically describe improvements as being publically provided.
Subjects: 
Stated preference
public provision
private provision
valuation
political affiliation
water
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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