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Valuations of aircraft noise: experiments in stated preference

Wardman, Mark and Bristow, Abigail (2008) Valuations of aircraft noise: experiments in stated preference. Environmental and Resource Economics, 39 (4). pp. 459-480. ISSN 1573-1502

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The aim of this paper is to report new evidence relating to residents’ valuations of aircraft noise in three countries with an emphasis on a comparison of the valuations obtained using two contrasting approaches. One might be regarded as a standard stated choice approach offering pairwise comparisons of two alternatives characterised by a limited number of attributes. The other choice format adopted is innovative in drawing inspiration from the priority evaluator approach to embed aircraft movements alongside a wide range of other local factors that impact on residents’ quality of life. The paper addresses the differences in the results of the two approaches and explores the possible explanations for these variations. Although not conclusive, there is a suspicion that strategic bias may have influenced the results and we urge further research regarding incentives to such bias.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media. This is an author produced version of a paper published in Environmental and Resource Economics. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: Aircraft Noise, Environmental Valuation, Noise Valuation, Stated Preference, Choice Format
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Mrs Cassie L. Dupras
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2008 15:52
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2015 16:19
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10640-007-9136-1
Status: Published
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1007/s10640-007-9136-1
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4044

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