Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/159623
Authors: 
Pignataro, Giuseppe
Prarolo, Giovanni
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Quaderni - Working Paper DSE 784
Abstract: 
This paper claims that the 2011 Italian referendum on nuclear power is taking shape as a clean laboratory for the measurement of one of the main aspects of the NIMBY (Not In My BackYard) issue. Since the citizens voted on the possibility for the government to set up new nuclear plants in well-known sites, we identify community preferences for their locations across Italian municipalities using the turnout rate. The Fukushima nuclear disaster that happened a few months before the referendum may have magnified negative attitudes toward nuclear power. Thus, taking into account regional and political features that may influence ideological aversion to nuclear power, we still find highly negative correlation between distance from nuclear sites and the turnout rate.
JEL: 
D72
H41
Q48
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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