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NIMBY or YIMBY? Municipalities' reaction to disaster waste from the Great East Japan Earthquake

Ishimura, Yuichi; Takeuchi, Kenji and Carlsson, Fredrik LU (2014) In Working Papers in Economics
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Abstract in Undetermined

This study investigates the determinants of transfer of waste between the affected areas and other municipalities that resulted from the Great East Japan Earthquake. In particular, we investigate to what extent economic factors, but also social factors such as reciprocity and pro-social concerns, affect municipalities’ decision to accept disaster waste. We find some evidence that economic factors affect the decision, but the main factors that explain the decision are related to concerns about radiation and social concerns about the affected area. Our results suggest that it is primarily social concerns, both about the own municipality but also about the affected municipalities that explain behavior.
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disaster waste, social preferences, wide area treatment
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Working Papers in Economics
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25 pages
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University of Gothenburg
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1403-2465
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English
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  abstract     = {<b>Abstract in Undetermined</b><br/><br>
This study investigates the determinants of transfer of waste between the affected areas and other municipalities that resulted from the Great East Japan Earthquake. In particular, we investigate to what extent economic factors, but also social factors such as reciprocity and pro-social concerns, affect municipalities’ decision to accept disaster waste. We find some evidence that economic factors affect the decision, but the main factors that explain the decision are related to concerns about radiation and social concerns about the affected area. Our results suggest that it is primarily social concerns, both about the own municipality but also about the affected municipalities that explain behavior.},
  author       = {Ishimura, Yuichi and Takeuchi, Kenji and Carlsson, Fredrik},
  institution  = {University of Gothenburg},
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  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Working Papers in Economics},
  title        = {NIMBY or YIMBY? Municipalities' reaction to disaster waste from the Great East Japan Earthquake},
  year         = {2014},
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