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Cost of trans-boundary haze externalities


Othman, Jamal and Othman, Mohd Shahwahid (1999) Cost of trans-boundary haze externalities. Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, 33. pp. 3-19. ISSN 0126-1962

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This paper attempts to assess the economic value of the trans-boundary 1997 haze damages all health in Malaysia. Valuing the damage will help policy makers appreciate the scale of the problem as the values can be readily compared with other losses or the merits of alternative resource use. It also facilitates the establishment of common cross-country environmental policy framework, which will benefit the affected region as a whole. The impacts on health are especially highlighted in this paper; as there is sufficient market data for the employment of appropriate secondary valuation technique, namely the Dose-Response Function. Policy implications, based on the findings of the study are offered. This study contributes substantially to the literature on environmental valuation in Malaysia. The Dose-Response Function would not be made possible without the given haze episode, where all relevant health data and pollution level were collected nationwide and on a daily basis. The Malaysian Dose-Response coefficient may also be transferred to other similar studies via a Benefit Transfer Protocol.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Publisher: Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Keywords: Environmental valuation; Haze
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2016 16:23
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2016 16:23
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