Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

Valuing the Benefits of Cleaning Lincoln Cathedral

MARILENA POLLICINO and DAVID MADDISON
Journal of Cultural Economics
Vol. 25, No. 2 (May 2001), pp. 131-148
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41810753
Page Count: 18
  • More info
  • Cite this Item
Valuing the Benefits of Cleaning Lincoln Cathedral
Preview not available

Abstract

This paper summarises a contingent valuation study of willingness to pay for cleaning Lincoln Cathedral. A random sample of the inhabitants of the city of Lincoln and the surrounding area was questioned as to their willingness to pay for a change in the frequency of a hypothetical cleaning cycle from 40 years to 10 years. This change was illustrated by photographs which showed the same aspects of the Cathedral half-way through the two cleaning cycles. Individuals were also asked questions regarding their attitudes towards air pollution in general and its impact on the Cathedral in particular. It was found that household willingness to pay is best predicted by disposable income and a variable indicating distance from the site. Estimates of mean willingness to pay range from £15 to £23 per household per annum for those living Lincolnshire. Aggregating these values over the number of households in Lincolnshire suggests that the annual damage inflicted by air pollution on the appearance of the building so far as soiling is concerned is valued between £0.4 m and £0.6 m. Different solutions to the problem of starting point bias were explored and are shown to yield similar estimates of willingness to pay.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
131
    131
  • Thumbnail: Page 
132
    132
  • Thumbnail: Page 
133
    133
  • Thumbnail: Page 
134
    134
  • Thumbnail: Page 
135
    135
  • Thumbnail: Page 
136
    136
  • Thumbnail: Page 
137
    137
  • Thumbnail: Page 
138
    138
  • Thumbnail: Page 
139
    139
  • Thumbnail: Page 
140
    140
  • Thumbnail: Page 
141
    141
  • Thumbnail: Page 
142
    142
  • Thumbnail: Page 
143
    143
  • Thumbnail: Page 
144
    144
  • Thumbnail: Page 
145
    145
  • Thumbnail: Page 
146
    146
  • Thumbnail: Page 
147
    147
  • Thumbnail: Page 
148
    148