Search Results for contingent-valuation-transport-safety-and-the-value-of-life

Contingent Valuation, Transport Safety and the Value of Life provides an overview of the experiments conducted in Europe (Denmark, France, the U.K., Sweden and Switzerland).

Author: Nathalie G. Schwab Christe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401106658

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 193

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Over the past two decades, economic theory has extended its field of application to non-market goods such as environmental resources and health. Although it is impossible to assign a price to these goods on the basis of market mechanisms alone, the fact that they have no price does not mean that they have no value. One technique in which economists have shown a marked interest is the contingent valuation method (CVM), which has mainly been used to assign a monetary value to environmental goods. It was first applied to natural resources used for recreational purposes. CVM has been applied to health only recently, so that studies in this field are relatively more scarce than those dealing with the environment, although several valuation methodology surveys are available. There has hitherto been no book which has drawn together and analyzed recent contingent valuations in the field of transport accidents. Contingent Valuation, Transport Safety and the Value of Life provides an overview of the experiments conducted in Europe (Denmark, France, the U.K., Sweden and Switzerland). While a number of contributions are critical, others show how the estimates obtained in the area of road transport can be used to assess the adverse health effects of other causes, such as public transport accidents or air pollution.

Author: N. G. Schwab Christe


ISBN: OCLC:173306383


Page: 203

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Reference values for human life: An econometric analysis of contingent valuation in France. In Schwab Christe, N. G and Soguel, N. C. (Eds), Contingent valuation, transport safety and the value of life, 85-112.

Author: Rune Elvik

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527512979

Category: Philosophy

Page: 363

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Research on the monetary value of saving life and limb has produced results most laypeople would regard as nonsensical; however, researchers continue to try to make sense of these bewildering results and produce new studies. An almost forgotten theory of science can explain why this is so. Studies designed to obtain monetary valuations of life and limb have produced extremely diverse results. There is no consensus among researchers working in the field about the best research methods or the most credible results of research. However, this field of study continues to thrive. The methodology of scientific research programmes, a theory of science developed by the late philosopher Imre Lakatos, can help explain why a particular field of study continues to exist, despite not producing meaningful or easily interpreted results. Readers of the book will gain insight into internal norms of science that guide researchers to continue to pursue studies even if the findings, taken at face value, contradict the theoretical foundations of the research. Scientific theories can be upheld even when the evidence against them seems to be massive.
2018-06-11 By Rune Elvik

“Reference Values for Human Life: an Econometric Analysis of a Contingent Valuation Survey in France,” in N.G. Schwab-Christe and N.C. Soguel (ed.), Contingent Valuation, Transport Safety, and the Value of Life, Boston MA: Kluwer ...

Author: David L. Greene

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642590641

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

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Modern transportation systems have far-reaching, and serious consequences: deaths and injuries from accidents, pollution of air, water and groundwater, noise congestion, and the greenhouse effect. As world transport systems expand and become increasingly motorised, the transportation community is searching for systems that are both efficient and sustainable. Here, leading international researchers explore the issues and concepts and define the state of knowledge concerning the full costs and benefits of transportation.
2012-12-06 By David L. Greene

Jones-Lee, M.W., 2004, Valuing international safety externalities: does the golden rule apply? ... In N.G. Schwab Christe and N.C. Soguel, eds, Contingent Valuation, Transport Safety and the Value of Life. Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic ...

Author: André de Palma

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857930873

Category: Transportation

Page: 928

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'This Handbook is a stellar compilation of up-to-date knowledge about the important topics in transport economics. Authors include the very best in the field, and they cover the most important topics for today's research and policy applications. Individual chapters contain sound, readable, well referenced explanations of each topic's history and current status. I cannot think of a better place to start for anyone wanting to become current in the field or in any of its parts.' – Kenneth Small, University of California-Irvine, US Bringing together insights and perspectives from close to 70 of the world's leading experts in the field, this timely Handbook provides an up-to-date guide to the most recent and state-of-the-art advances in transport economics. The comprehensive coverage includes topics such as the relationship between transport and the spatial economy, recent advances in travel demand analysis, the external costs of transport, investment appraisal, pricing, equity issues, competition and regulation, the role of public–private partnerships and the development of policy in local bus services, rail, air and maritime transport. This Handbook is designed both for use on postgraduate and advanced undergraduate courses and as a reference for anyone working in the field. It also complements the textbook Principles of Transport Economics.
2011-01-01 By André de Palma

U.S. Department of Transportation, “Treatment of the Economic Value of a Statistical Life in Departmental Analysis ... Costs by the Contingent Method: The Swiss Experience,” Contingent Valuation, Transport Safety and the Value of Life, ...

Author: Daniel Brod

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309283489

Category: Highway-railroad grade crossings

Page: 40

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"TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 755: Comprehensive Costs of Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Crashes describes a process for estimating the costs of highway-rail grade crossing crashes. A spreadsheet-based tool to facilitate use of the cost estimation process is available online." --Publisher description.
2013 By Daniel Brod

Contingent Valuation, Transport Safety and the Value of Life. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston. Persson, U. and Vegelius, C. (1997), Revidering av Vägverkets olyckskostnader – en uppräkning till 1997 års priser. Rapport 7136.

Author: European Conference of Ministers of Transport

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789282112861


Page: 176

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This publication reviews road safety policies and their economic evaluation.

Jenkins, R.R., N. Owens and L.B. Wiggins (2001), 'Valuing reduced risks to children: The case of bicycle safety helmets', ... N.C. (eds), Contingent Valuation, Transport Safety and the Value of Life, Boston: Kluwer Academic, pp.63‒82.

Author: Chris Nash

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857937933


Page: 464

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Transport economics and policy analysis is a field which has seen major advances in methodology in recent decades, covering issues such as estimating cost functions, modelling of demand, dealing with externalities, examining industry ownership and structure, pricing and investment decisions and measuring economic impacts. This Handbook contains reviews of all these methods, with an emphasis on practical applications, commissioned from an international cast of experts in the field.
2015-09-25 By Chris Nash

14 In contingent valuation studies medians are often preferred to the theoretically more appropriate means as an indicator of central ... N. C. Soguel ( Eds . ) , Contingent valuation , transport safety and the value of life ( pp .

Author: Zazie Todd

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415186498

Category: Psychology

Page: 251

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Looks in detail at the problems involved in attempting to reconcile qualitative and quantitative methods, providing both theoretical and methodological guidance as well as practical examples of how methods can be fruitfully combined.
2004 By Zazie Todd

Contingent Valuation, Transport Safety and the Value of Life, Kluwer Academic Publishers. Vassanadumrongdee, Sujitra and Shunji Matsuoka (2005), “Risk Perceptions and Value of a Statistical Life for Air Pollution and Traffic Accidents: ...


Publisher: World Bank Publications




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