NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Valuing the Benefits of Superfund Site Remediation: Three Approaches to Measuring Localized Externalities

Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, Ralph Mastromonaco, Christopher Timmins

NBER Working Paper No. 16655
Issued in January 2011

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Support for this research at the Triangle RDC from NSF (ITR-0427889) is gratefully acknowledged. Any opinions and conclusions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Census Bureau or the National Bureau of Economic Research. All results have been reviewed to ensure that no confidential information is disclosed. Other information provided in this document was funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) under Purchase Order Number EP09W001911 to Applied Planning Corporation. The results contained herein have undergone Agency’s peer and administrative review. We thank Anna Alberini, Trudy Cameron, Justin Gallagher, Michael Greenstone, Bert Grider, James Hamilton, John Harris, Joel Herndon, Robin Jenkins, Katherine Kiel, Nicolai Kuminoff, Alex Marten, Sriniketh Nagavarapu, Stephen Newbold, Dan Phaneuf, Glenn Sheriff, Hilary Sigman, Kerry Smith, Mark Thomas, Laura Taylor, Patrick Walsh, Randy Walsh, Jeffrey Zabel, and seminar participants at Carnegie Mellon University, Duke University, University of Madison-Wisconsin, North Carolina State University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Rome Tor Vergata, the Olin School at the Washington University in St. Louis, the EPA National Center for Environmental Economics and the California Workshop in Environmental Economics provided helpful comments and criticisms. We gratefully acknowledge use of data compiled and published by Michael Greenstone and Justin Gallagher. Funding from the University of Pittsburgh’s Center on Race and Social Problems and University Center for Social and Urban Research is gratefully acknowledged.

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