Environmental Economics

An Economic Assessment of the Benefits of the Proposed Effluent Limitation Guidelines for Organics and Plastics Manufacturers Volume II

This report estimates the recreational benefits of improved water quality on the lower Delaware River. The report is the second of two on the recreational benefits of effluent guidelines affecting the organic and plastics industry. Since it is impossible to calculate benefits attributable solely to the regulation, the report estimates total benefits of cleaning up the river. Two general categories of benefits were computed: recreational benefits and intrinsic benefits. The theoretical foundations of the analysis are presented and the functional relationships that were used to compute the dollar value of benefits are specified. Ranges for each category of benefits are presented based upon alternative assumptions.

  • Keywords

    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference - Contingent Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Revealed Preference
    Environmental Media:
    b. Water
    b. Water - Surface
    Cook, Zena L.
    Ferguson, Allen R.
    Leighton, Julia L.
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    Empirical Application
    Inventory Record #: EE-0226
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Public Interest Economics FoundationAddress: 1525 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20036
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    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Office of Policy AnalysisAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
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