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2004-09-01 | Peer Reviewed

The marginal values of noise disturbance from air traffic: does the time of the day matter?

Carlsson, Fredrik, Peter Martinsson and Elina Lampi. 2004. “The marginal values of noise disturbance from air traffic: does the time of the day matter? .” Transportation Research Part D 9:5: 373-385.
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This paper analyzes the marginal willingness to pay for changes in noise levels related to changes in the volume of flight movements at a city airport in Stockholm, Sweden, by using a choice experiment.

When estimating marginal willingness to pay for different times of the day and days of the week, we find that these vary with the temporal dimensions: mornings and evenings have higher marginal values. Interestingly, a substantial proportion of the respondents prefer no changes in the current noise level. The paper concludes with a policy discussion related to incentive-based pricing.

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Elina Lampi