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Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar #9, on May 19 [for Members and Generals]


The Kyoto Environment and Development seminar series (zoom) are open to anyone, and so feel free to join us.
For participation, prior registration is required here.

Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar #9

  • Date & Time: May 19, 2022, Thursday, 10:30-11:30 (JST)
  • Language: English
  • Venue: Zoom Web Seminar
  • Speaker: Ai Takeuchi (Ritsumeikan University)
  • Title: Flood risk and household waste management: An experimental study of the effect of information provision on the avoidance of probabilistic public bads


In many developing countries household wastes and debris discarded and transported along the river basin trigger flood damages in downstream communities. Although it is generally known that accumulation of wastes in the downstream increases the likelihood of damages, the exact relation between quantity of waste and the likelihood of damage is unknown. Does information provision and reduction of environmental uncertainties enhance individual concerns on the neighborhood environment and promote collective action to improve the environment? This study examines experimentally whether the provision of information on the relationship between accumulated wastes and flood hazard improves efficiency by encouraging voluntary waste management. The result of the experiment suggests that the information provision worsens the freeriding problem and lowers efficiency.



Division of Natural Resource Economics
Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University

  • Chair: Yohei Mitani (Division of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto University)
  • Organizers: Junichi Ito, Yohei Mitani, Ken Miura
  • Contact: Ken Miura
    miura.ken.3e [at] kyoto-u.ac.jp (replace [at] with @)

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