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Measuring Recreation Benefits of Quality Improvements with Revealed and Stated Behavior Data

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John Whitehead Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
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Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: We propose a combined revealed and stated behavior estimation method to measure recreation benefits of a fixed quality improvement that directly addresses the issues of variation in environmental quality beyond the observed range and new participation induced by higher quality. We survey a sample of the general population, including non-participants, to obtain stated preference data for trips based on a policy-relevant estuarine quality improvement. Panel recreation demand models that take into account new participants induced by the higher quality are estimated and used to derive total consumer surplus.

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Whitehead, J. C., Haab, T. C. and Huang, J. (2000) Measuring Recreation Benefits of Quality Improvements with Revealed and Stated Behavior Data, Resource and Energy Economics, 22(4): 339-354 (Oct 2000). Published by Elsevier (ISSN: 0928-7655).
Language: English
Date: 2000