The Impact of Air and Noise Pollution on Health Status in Turkey: A Willingness to Pay Approach

Sosyoekonomi, 25(32), 213-238 (2017)

26 Pages Posted: 4 May 2018 Last revised: 10 May 2018

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Oznur Ozdamar

Aydın Adnan Menderes University

Eleftherios Giovanis

Manchester Metropolitan University-Business School, Department of Economics, Policy and International Business; Aydin Adnan Menderes University, Nazilli Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Date Written: April 18, 2018

Abstract

This study analyses the determinants of health status and the willingness to pay for a reduction in air and noise pollution in Turkey over the period 2006-2012. The analysis relies on a pseudo-panel data using age and region cohorts. Furthermore, we follow the instrumental variables (IV) approach and we apply the two and three stage least squares methods using wind direction and regional complaint rates on pollution as instruments. Based on our favoured estimates, individuals who report problems with air and noise pollution are willing to pay for an improvement in air and noise quality more by 20.00- 25.00 Turkish Liras (TL) per month.

Keywords: Air Pollution, Noise Pollution, Willingness to Pay, Health Status, Pseudo-Panel Data

JEL Classification: I31, Q51, Q5

Suggested Citation

Ozdamar, Oznur and Giovanis, Eleftherios, The Impact of Air and Noise Pollution on Health Status in Turkey: A Willingness to Pay Approach (April 18, 2018). Sosyoekonomi, 25(32), 213-238 (2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3164943

Oznur Ozdamar

Aydın Adnan Menderes University ( email )

Eleftherios Giovanis (Contact Author)

Manchester Metropolitan University-Business School, Department of Economics, Policy and International Business ( email )

Business School
All Saints Campus
Manchester, M15 6BH
United Kingdom

Aydin Adnan Menderes University, Nazilli Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences ( email )

Nazilli IIBF
Sumer Kampusu
Aydin, Nazilli 09800
Turkey

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