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The Value of Reducing Cancer Risks at Contaminated Sites:
Are More Heavily Exposed People Willing to Pay More?

55 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2009  

Anna Alberini

University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics; Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

Stefania Tonin

University IUAV of Venice

Margherita Turvani

University of Venice - Department of Planning

Date Written: August 7, 2009

Abstract

We use conjoint choice questions to investigate people’s tastes for cancer risk reductions and income in the context of public programs that would provide for remediation at abandoned industrial contaminated sites. Our survey was self-administered using the computer by persons living in the vicinity of an important contaminated site on the Italian National Priority List. The value of a prevented case of cancer is €2.6 million, but this figure does vary with income, perceived exposure to contaminants, and opinions about priorities that should be pursued by cleanup programs.

Keywords: Value of a Statistical Case of Cancer, Conjoint Choice Experiments, Contaminated Sites, Abandoned Sites, Reuse, Remediation

JEL Classification: J17, I18, K32, Q51, Q53

Suggested Citation

Alberini, Anna and Tonin, Stefania and Turvani, Margherita, The Value of Reducing Cancer Risks at Contaminated Sites: Are More Heavily Exposed People Willing to Pay More? (August 7, 2009). FEEM Working Paper No. 60.2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1445377 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1445377

Anna Alberini (Contact Author)

University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics ( email )

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Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

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Stefania Tonin

University IUAV of Venice ( email )

Santa Croce 1957
Venice, 30135
Italy

HOME PAGE: http://www.iuav.it/stefania.tonin

Margherita Turvani

University of Venice - Department of Planning ( email )

Dorsoduro 3246
30100 Venice, Veneto 30123
Italy

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