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The Contingent Valuation of Environmental Resources: Methodological Issues and Research Needs
This book features papers examining the current stat-of-the-art in the valuation of environental resources and, in particular, the meaningfulness of environmental resource values obtained through the contingent valuation method. An internationally prominent group of 21 scholars develops a fuller understading of the strengths and weakenesses of the methodology and discusses a research agenda to improve estimates of environmental resource values. Economic valuation obtained through the survey measurement of consumer preferences is central to their discussion.
The authors describe how practitioners, critics, and users of contingent valuaiton have framed the fundamental issues that must be solved if the approach is to gain wider acceptance. The current state-of-the-art is outlined in a series of core papers and then debated in discussion papers. Issues covered include the need for a broad perspective in valuation research, support for replication studies, the relationship between survey structure and survey responses, thie processes by which environmental resources affect individual well-being, specific issues regarding environmental goods in surveys, and better tests of internal and external validity.
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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 - Stated Preference - Non-contingent ValuationEnvironmental Media:
f. MultimediaAuthors: Bjornstad, David J.
Kahn, James R.EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
Kealy, Mary JoGeographic Area:Study Purpose: Methodology Development & EvaluationReport Series: Contingent Valuation of Environmental Resources
List of all reports in the Series:
- Participating Organizations
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Address:
City: Oak Ridge State: TN ZIP:
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Economic Analysis and Innovations Division
City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
Edward Elgar Address:
City: Brookfield State: ZIP:
- Report Details
FinalDate: 01/01/1996Number of Pages: 315ISBN #: 1 85898 321 5
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