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Environmental and Resource Economics

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 249–254 | Cite as

Why Give up Money for the Baltic Sea? – Motives for People's Willingness (or Reluctance) to Pay

  • Tore Söderqvist
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Abstract

A contingent valuation survey about a reduction of the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea provided data about respondents' motives for their answers to the willingness to pay question. A categorization of the motives allowed an identification of protesters against the valuation scenario. The categorization also illustrated that a teleological ethical perspective is not shared by all respondents and that some respondents perceive human indirect use of ecosystems.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tore Söderqvist
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, and Beijer International Institute of Ecological EconomicsThe Royal Swedish Academy of SciencesStockholmSweden

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