Environmental Economics

Establishing and Valuing the Effects of Improved Visibility in Eastern United States

Three major objectives have been accomplished by the research contained in this report. The first and most important result is the establishment of a visibility value function. The second major objective was to identify particular activities likely to be influenced by visibility and to measure the value of visibility to households in producing these activities. The third major contribution of Project research was to establish a rigorous and operational method of aggregating visibility policy benefits over the entire Eastern U.S.
The report includes the following sections:

    1. Introduction
    2. Expressed willingness to pay for visibility
    3. Secondary data analysis of visibility valuation
    4. Use of results to estimate benefits for Eastern United States.

    Executive Summary
    Appendix A: Survey Instrument
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference - Contingent Valuation
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    Tolley, George S.
    Randall, Alan
    Bloomquist, Glenn
    Fabian, Robert
    Fishelson, Gideon
    Frankel, Alan
    Hoehn, John P.
    Krumm, Ronald
    Mensah, Ed
    Smith, V. Kerry
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Carlin, Alan
    Geographic Area:
    Chicago, Grand Canyon
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application
    Inventory Record #: EE-0003
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Chicago, University ofAddress:
    City: Chicago State: IL ZIP:
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    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency
    Office of Health and Ecological Effects
    Office of Research and Development
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
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    Non-EPA Publishing Organization:
    Blackstone CompanyAddress: P.O. Box 2076
    City: Mount Pleasant State: MI ZIP: 48858
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  • Report Details
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