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Title: Defensive technology and welfare analysis of environmental quality change with uncertain consumer health impacts

Measuring the ex post losses from environmental quality change is an important issue when environmental contamination creates health risks, liability is assigned, and private compensation efforts are required. This paper proposes a methodology for measuring the ex post welfare impact of environmental quality change using market behavior from defensive expenditures. Conditions under which a defensive technology can provide a bound on welfare estimates are identified.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. (Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs (United States))
  2. (Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6219440
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: American Journal of Agricultural Economics; (United States); Journal Volume: 75:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; MITIGATION; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; POLLUTION; HEALTH HAZARDS; LIABILITIES; CONTAMINATION; COST ESTIMATION; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; PUBLIC HEALTH; HAZARDS 290300* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety