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Meaningful environmental indices: a social choice approach
Abstract This paper provides a characterization of meaningful environmental indices. Based on the interpretation of environmental indices as representations of a preference ordering onExpand
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Valuation of Air Pollution Using Life Satisfaction Data
  • H. Welsch
  • Environmental Science, Economics
  • 1 July 2006
This paper uses a set of panel data from happiness surveys, jointly with data on income and pollution, to examine how self-reported well-being varies with prosperity and environmental conditions.Expand
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Preferences Over Prosperity and Pollution: Environmental Valuation Based on Happiness Surveys
This paper uses cross-national data from happiness surveys, jointly with data on per capita income and pollution, to examine how self-reported well-being varies with prosperity and environmentalExpand
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Corruption, Growth, and the Environment: A Cross-Country Analysis
The relationship between per capita income and a number of pollution indicators has been found to display an inverted U-shaped or downward-sloping pattern. Corruption may affect this relationship inExpand
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The determinants of aggregate energy use in West Germany: factor substitution, technological change, and trade
This paper examines the determinants of production-related energy use in West Germany over the period 1976–1994. The approach is to estimate a system of share equations for energy, capital,Expand
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Adaptation and Mitigation in Global Pollution Problems: Economic Impacts of Productivity, Sensitivity, and Adaptive Capacity
This paper studies the influence of productivity, pollution sensitivity, and adaptive capacity on optimal mitigation and adaptation in a two-country global pollution model. We investigate the effectsExpand
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Using Happiness Data for Environmental Valuation: Issues and Applications
In addition to standard methods of environmental valuation, a novel approach has recently emerged which models individuals' self-rated happiness as a function of their incomes and the prevailingExpand
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Environmental welfare analysis: A life satisfaction approach
Abstract The life satisfaction approach to environmental valuation investigates how self-rated subjective well-being (life satisfaction, “happiness”) varies with income on the one hand andExpand
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The welfare costs of corruption
Corruption has been shown to affect a variety of economic indicators, especially GDP per capita. However, as GDP is not a genuine indicator of welfare, it may reflect the welfare costs of corruptionExpand
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Armington elasticities for energy policy modeling: Evidence from four European countries
Elasticities of substitution among imports and competing domestic production (Armington elasticities) play an important role in computable general equilibrium (CGE) assessments of energy and climateExpand
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