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LA MÉTHODE D'ÉVALUATION CONTINGENTE EN QUESTION.
Critique, requalification et illustration par la mesure de la demande en assainissement à Moshi (Tanzanie)

Abstract : This thesis is a theoretical and methodological analysis of the contingent valuation method based on a survey on the demand for sanitation services conducted in Moshi (Tanzania). The first part is an historical literature review of the method. It shows that, after having been conceived to value benefits and provide information about the legitimacy of public policies, the contingent valuation method has been used, in developing countries, to measure demand and as an indicator of projects' feasibility. Thus, an independent literature has emerged, using however the same theoretical foundations than the ones of welfare economics. The second part explores this theory, makes a critical appraisal of its utilitarian foundations and propound a new theoretical framework to interpret the results of contingent valuation surveys. Rejecting the possibility of valuing a global benefit, this framework reintroduces society and ethics concepts in individuals' decision making. It suggests to interpret the answers to the questions about non-market goods through the payment vehicle and the compromise presented to the person interviewed. For market goods, this framework propound to interpret the answers as a consumer demand which is not predetermined by a substance (as utility) but constructed in a context-dependent process. The third part of the thesis exposes, through the Moshi survey (re-baptized contingent measure of demand), the methodological (time to think, bargaining game, willingness to work, study of the rental market) and operational conclusions of this new theoretical framework.
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Julien Milanesi. LA MÉTHODE D'ÉVALUATION CONTINGENTE EN QUESTION.
Critique, requalification et illustration par la mesure de la demande en assainissement à Moshi (Tanzanie). Economies et finances. Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00172028⟩

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