Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/73919
Authors: 
Torgler, Benno
Garcia-Valiñas, Maria A.
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 110.2005
Abstract: 
This paper investigates empirically the determinants of individuals’ attitudes towards preventing environmental damage in Spain using data from the World Values Survey and European Values Survey for the periods 1990, 1995 and 1999/2000. Compared to many previous studies, we present a richer set of independent variables and found that strongly neglected variables such as political interest and social capital have a strong impact on individuals’ preferences to prevent environmental damage. An interesting aspect in our study is the ability to investigate environmental preferences over time. The results show strong differences over time. Finally, using disaggregated data for Spanish regions, we also find significant regional differences.
Subjects: 
Environment
Regional and time preferences
Political interest
Social capital
JEL: 
Q26
R22
Z13
I21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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