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Economic structure, development policy and environmental quality : an empirical analysis of environmental Kuznets curves with Chinese municipal data (English)

In many cases, the relationship between environmental pollution and economic development can be generally depicted by an inverted U-shaped curve, or an environmental Kuznets curve, where pollution increases with income at the beginning and decreases after a certain level of income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5756 AUG 01, 2011

He, Jie; Wang, Hua Disclosed

Valuing water quality improvement in China : a case study of lake Puzhehei in Yunnan province (English)

While polluted surface water is encountered across most of China, few economic valuation studies have been conducted on water quality changes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5766 AUG 01, 2011

Wang, Hua; Shi, Yuyan; Kim, Yoonhee; Kamata, Takuya Disclosed

Stakeholder dialogue as an institutional strategy for sustainable development in China : the case of community environmental roundtables (English)

Stakeholder dialogue, as an alternative institutional strategy for environmentally and socially sustainable development, has received little attention from researchers and practitioners in developing countries such as China, even though the dialogue strategy can potentially lead public governance to a more efficient level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5759 AUG 01, 2011

Wang, Hua Disclosed

Municipal solid waste management in small towns : an economic analysis conducted in Yunnan, China (English)

Municipal solid waste management continues to be a major challenge for local governments in both urban and rural areas across the world, and one of the key issues is their financial constraints. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5767 AUG 01, 2011

Wang , Hua; He, Jie; Kim, Yoonhee; Kamata, Takuya Disclosed

Design and implementation of environmental performance rating and public disclosure programs : a summary of issues and recommendations based on experiences in East Asian countries (English)

A number of countries around the world have in recent years implemented environmental performance rating and public disclosure programs, and, where evidence is available, these programs have been shown to induce pollution reduction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5551 JAN 01, 2011

Gozun, Elisea G.; Laplante, Benoit; Wang, Hua Disclosed

Economic valuation of development projects : a case study of a non-motorized transport project in India (English)

One of the major difficulties in doing cost-benefit analysis of a development project is to estimate the total economic value of project benefits, which are usually multi-dimensional and include goods and services that are not traded in the market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5422 SEP 01, 2010

Wang, Hua; Fang, Ke; Shi, Yuyan Disclosed

Environmental performance rating and disclosure : an empirical investigation of China's green watch program (English)

Environmental performance rating and disclosure has emerged as an alternative or complementary approach to conventional pollution regulation, especially in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5420 SEP 01, 2010

Jin, Yanhong; Wang, Hua; Wheeler, David Disclosed

The value of statistical life : a contingent investigation in China (English)

Economic analyses of development projects and policies often involve assigning an economic value to changes in the risk of loss of human life. A typical term used in the economic analyses is the value of statistical life, which reflects the aggregation of individuals' willingness to pay for fatal risk reduction and therefore the economic value to society to reduce the statistical incidence of premature death in the population by one. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5421 SEP 01, 2010

Wang, Hua; He, Jie Disclosed

The impact of environmental performance rating and disclosure: an empirical analysis of perceptions by polluting firms' managers in China (English)

Environmental performance rating and disclosure has emerged as a substitute or complement for traditional pollution regulation, especially in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5419 SEP 01, 2010

Jin, Yanhong; Wang, Hua; Wheeler, David Disclosed

Domestic water pricing with household surveys : a study of acceptability and willingness to pay in Chongqing, China (English)

In determining domestic water prices, policy makers often need to use information about the demand side rather than only relying on information about the supply side. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4690 AUG 01, 2008

Wang, Hua; Xie, Jian; Li, Honglin Disclosed

Welfare measurement bias in household and on-site surveying of water-based recreation : an application to Lake Sevan, Armenia (English)

Studies comparing household surveys with on-site interceptor surveys have typically accounted for over-sampling avid users in the on-site interceptor surveys (that is, endogenous stratification). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3932 JUN 01, 2006

Meisner, Craig; Wang, Hua; Laplante, Benoit Disclosed

Environment as cultural heritage: the Armenian diaspora's willingness-to-pay to protect Armenia's Lake Sevan (English)

This paper presents a study of willingness-to-pay of the Armenian Diaspora in the United States to protect Armenia's Lake Sevan, a unique and precious symbol of the Armenian cultural heritage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3520 FEB 01, 2005

Laplante, Benoit; Meisner, Craig; Wang, Hua

Are foreign investors attracted to weak environmental regulations? Evaluating the evidence from China (English)

One of the most contentious debates today is whether pollution-intensive industries from rich countries relocate to poor countries with weaker environmental standards, turning them into pollution havens. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3505 FEB 01, 2005

Dean, Judith M.; Lovely, Mary E.; Wang,Hua

Estimating willingness-to-pay with random valuation models : an application to Lake Sevan, Armenia (English)

This paper presents a case study of willingness-to-pay (WTP) estimation using random valuation models. A contingent valuation survey was conducted in Yerevan, Armenia to estimate people's WTP for the protection of Lake Sevan. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3367 AUG 01, 2004

Wang,Hua; Laplante, Benoit; Xun Wu; Meisner, Craig

Phasing out polluting motorcycles in Bangkok : policy design by using contingent valuation surveys (English)

The authors use a contingent valuation method to study the design of economic incentives to phase out polluting motorcycles in Bangkok. Like in many other cities, the government of Bangkok has been considering a series of control measures to discourage and eventually eliminate the use of heavily polluting motorcycles. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3402 JUN 01, 2003

Jian Xie; Shah, Jitendra J.; Capannelli, Elisabetta; Wang,Hua

The determinants of Government environmental performance - an empirical analysis of Chinese townships (English)

This paper explores the determinants of government environmental performance at the local level. Chinese township governments, the lowest level in the hierarchical government structure, were selected for this exercise. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2937 DEC 31, 2002

Wang,Hua; Wenhua Di

Industrial ownership and environmental performance : evidence from China (English)

The authors explore the differences in pollution control performance of industries with different types of ownership in China-state-owned (SOE), collectively- or community-owned (COE), privately owned (POE), companies with foreign direct investment (FDI), and joint ventures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2936 DEC 31, 2002

Wang,Hua; Yanhong Jin

Environmental performance rating and disclosure - China's green-watch program (English)

This paper describes a new incentive-based pollution control program in China in which the environmental performance of firms is rated and reported to the public. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2889 SEP 30, 2002

Wang,Hua; Jun Bi; Wheeler,David R.; Jinnan Wang; Dong Cao; Genfa Lu; Yuan Wang

Pollution charges, community pressure, and abatement cost of industrial pollution in China (English)

The author evaluates the strength of the effect that community pressure and pollution charges have on industrial pollution control in China, and estimates the marginal cost of pollution abatement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2337 MAY 31, 2000

Wang,Hua

Endogenous enforcement and effectiveness of China's pollution levy system (English)

The authors investigate two aspects of China's pollution levy system, which was first implemented about 20 years ago. First, they analyze what determines differences in enforcement of the pollution levy in various urban areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2336 MAY 31, 2000

Wang,Hua; Wheeler,David R.

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Economic structure, development policy and environmental quality : an empirical analysis of environmental Kuznets curves with Chinese municipal data (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5756 Policy Research Working Paper
Valuing water quality improvement in China : a case study of lake Puzhehei in Yunnan province (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5766 Policy Research Working Paper
Stakeholder dialogue as an institutional strategy for sustainable development in China : the case of community environmental roundtables (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5759 Policy Research Working Paper
Municipal solid waste management in small towns : an economic analysis conducted in Yunnan, China (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5767 Policy Research Working Paper
Design and implementation of environmental performance rating and public disclosure programs : a summary of issues and recommendations based on experiences in East Asian countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 WPS5551 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic valuation of development projects : a case study of a non-motorized transport project in India (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 WPS5422 Policy Research Working Paper
Environmental performance rating and disclosure : an empirical investigation of China's green watch program (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 WPS5420 Policy Research Working Paper
The value of statistical life : a contingent investigation in China (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 WPS5421 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of environmental performance rating and disclosure: an empirical analysis of perceptions by polluting firms' managers in China (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 WPS5419 Policy Research Working Paper
Domestic water pricing with household surveys : a study of acceptability and willingness to pay in Chongqing, China (English)
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AUG 01, 2008 WPS4690 Policy Research Working Paper
Welfare measurement bias in household and on-site surveying of water-based recreation : an application to Lake Sevan, Armenia (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 WPS3932 Policy Research Working Paper
Environment as cultural heritage: the Armenian diaspora's willingness-to-pay to protect Armenia's Lake Sevan (English)
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FEB 01, 2005 WPS3520 Policy Research Working Paper
Are foreign investors attracted to weak environmental regulations? Evaluating the evidence from China (English)
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FEB 01, 2005 WPS3505 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating willingness-to-pay with random valuation models : an application to Lake Sevan, Armenia (English)
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AUG 01, 2004 WPS3367 Policy Research Working Paper
Phasing out polluting motorcycles in Bangkok : policy design by using contingent valuation surveys (English)
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JUN 01, 2003 WPS3402 Policy Research Working Paper
The determinants of Government environmental performance - an empirical analysis of Chinese townships (English)
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DEC 31, 2002 WPS2937 Policy Research Working Paper
Industrial ownership and environmental performance : evidence from China (English)
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DEC 31, 2002 WPS2936 Policy Research Working Paper
Environmental performance rating and disclosure - China's green-watch program (English)
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SEP 30, 2002 WPS2889 Policy Research Working Paper
Pollution charges, community pressure, and abatement cost of industrial pollution in China (English)
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MAY 31, 2000 WPS2337 Policy Research Working Paper
Endogenous enforcement and effectiveness of China's pollution levy system (English)
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MAY 31, 2000 WPS2336 Policy Research Working Paper