A Comparative Study on NIMBY to Nuclear Power Plants

원자력발전소에 대한 님비의 정량적 측정과 비교

  • Won, DooHwan (Department of Economics, Pusan National University)
  • Received : 2019.11.11
  • Accepted : 2019.12.16
  • Published : 2019.12.31


This study tries to quantify the regional NIMBY costs to nuclear power plants. NIMBY costs are estimated as willingness to pays for avoiding nuclear power plants near residential areas through the contingent valuation method(CVM). In the study, it was assumed that the nuclear power plants were newly constructed around the residences. The result of 600 respondents living within a radius of 30 km of nuclear power plants compared to the result of 600 respondents living in the metropolitan area, which revealed that there were significant NIMBY costs to the construction of nuclear power plants in all residences. By region, the willingness to pay in the metropolitan area was greater than that in the nuclear power areas. This study focuses on NIMBY to nuclear power plants from a regional point of view, which can provide important information in establishing prudent and sound nuclear power policies.


Supported by : 부산대학교


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