Does conflict matter? Spatial distribution of disposal sites in Japan
Yuichi Ishimura and
Kenji Takeuchi ()
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Yuichi Ishimura: Kobe University
Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, 2017, vol. 19, issue 1, 99-120
Abstract This study is an empirical investigation of the location of industrial waste disposal sites in Japan. We found some evidence of spatial concentration of industrial waste disposal sites in area with other waste-related facilities. In addition, we found a higher number of industrial waste disposal sites per capita in municipalities that had not experienced conflict relating to the construction of disposal sites. Our results suggest that companies may decide to locate disposal sites in areas in which other waste-related facilities already exist and/or where there is less citizen conflict over their construction. This would explain why there is a spatial concentration of unwanted facilities in some areas.
Keywords: Disposal site; Industrial waste; Spatial econometrics; NIMBY (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D72 Q53 R39 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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