Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-52080
Luechinger, Bruno S Frey, Simon; Stutzer, Alois (2004). Valuing Public Goods: The Life Satisfaction Approach. Working paper series / Institute for Empirical Research in Economics No. 184, University of Zurich.
"This paper discusses a novel approach to elicit people’s preferences fornpublic goods, namely the life satisfaction approach. Reported subjective well-beingndata are used to directly evaluate utility consequences of public goods. The strengthsnof this approach are compared to traditional approaches and identification issues arenaddressed. Moreover, it is applied to estimate utility losses caused by terroristnactivities in France, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Terrorism in these countriesndepresses life satisfaction in a sizeable and robust way. However, the calculation ofnthe trade-off between terrorism and income requires improved measurement of thenmarginal utility of income."
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|Item Type:||Working Paper|
|Communities & Collections:||03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Institute for Empirical Research in Economics (former)
|Deposited On:||29 Nov 2011 22:32|
|Last Modified:||09 Jul 2012 05:02|
|Series Name:||Working paper series / Institute for Empirical Research in Economics|
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