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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

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

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