Contingent Valuation Methodology and the Distributional Effects of State-Financed Broadcasting

31 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2005  

Liam Delaney

University College Dublin (UCD) - Geary Institute and Department of Economics

Francis O'Toole

Trinity College (Dublin) - Department of Economics

Abstract

This paper examines distributional effects of services provided by the Irish public service broadcaster, RTE. Conditional probabilities of usage of, satisfaction with, willingness to pay for and perception of improvement of, RTE's broadcasting services are estimated. Flat licence fee funding appears to represent a transfer towards females, those living outside Dublin and those aged 35+. There is little support for a policy of redistribution whereby households with higher incomes would pay a higher licence fee.

Keywords: Distribution, Broadcasting, Cultural Economics, Media Economics

JEL Classification: Z11, C42

Suggested Citation

Delaney , Liam and O'Toole, Francis, Contingent Valuation Methodology and the Distributional Effects of State-Financed Broadcasting. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=691421 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.691421

Liam D. Delaney (Contact Author)

University College Dublin (UCD) - Geary Institute and Department of Economics ( email )

Newman Building (Room G215)
Belfield, Dublin 4
Ireland

Francis O'Toole

Trinity College (Dublin) - Department of Economics ( email )

Dublin 2
Ireland

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