Where Did Our NIMBY Go? The Spatial Concentration of Waste Landfill Sites in Japan
Yuichi Ishimura () and
Kenji Takeuchi ()
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Yuichi Ishimura: Faculty of Management Information, Kyoto College of Economics
No 1818, Discussion Papers from Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University
This study investigates the spatial concentration of waste landfill sites over two decades. Using a unique dataset of 2,164 industrial-waste landfill sites from 1992 to 2012, we find a persistent spatial concentration of sites managed by private companies. The empirical results show that the economic factors and the existence of other waste-related facilities have a positive effect on the location of private landfill sites. Interestingly, this relationship was fairly stable for 20 years despite a significant decline in the number of sites in operation. The results suggest the difficulty in addressing NIMBY "not in my backyard" issues without public intervention.
Keywords: Waste landfill site; Industrial waste; Spatial econometrics; NIMBY; Japan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D72 Q53 R39 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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