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Methods for Measuring Non-use Values: A Contingent Valuation Study of Groundwater Cleanup, a volume in Innovative Approaches for Valuing Perceived Environmental Quality
This study focused on methodological issues in measuring non-use values for groundwater cleanup using contingent valuation. An immdedate purpose was to provide information for estimating the economic benefits of groundwater cleanup. The report was organized into the following chapters:
A Theoretical Basis for Estimating the Benefits of Groundwater Cleanup--defines the sources of benefits which might arise from groundwater cleanup and analyzes a number of theoretical issues relevant to the measurement and estimation of benefits, especially as regards non-use benefits.
Methodological Issues in Using Contingent Valuation to Measure Non-Use Values--summarizes the authors' methodological research into the roles of information and context, embedding, hypothetical error, and scenario rejection.
Perfect Information/Full Context Survey Instrument Design and Testing--initial research and pretesting
Design and Testing of Mail Survey Instrument
Sample Design, Administration and Results of the National Mail Survey
Analysis of Results
- A. Survey Instrument for October 1990 Pretest
B. Survey Instrument for December 1990 Pretest
C. Verbal Protocols
D. Facsimile Surveys
E. Modeling Willingness to Pay with True Zero Bids and Right-skewed Errors.
listed above under list of all reports in the series:
1. Benefits Analysis
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference - Contingent ValuationEnvironmental Media:
b. Water - Groundwater
c. Land - Solid Waste/RCRAAuthors:
McClelland, Gary H.
Schulze, William D.
Lazo, Jeffrey K.
Doyle, James K.
Elliott, Steven R.
Irwin, Julie R.EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
Carlin, AlanGeographic Area: United StatesStudy Purpose: Empirical Application, Methodology Development & EvaluationReport Series: Methods for Measuring Non-Use Values
List of all reports in the Series:
- Participating Organizations
Colorado, University of, Center for Economic Analysis Address:
City: Boulder State: CO ZIP: 80309
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation and Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response Address:
City: State: ZIP:
- Report Details
DraftDate: 10/01/1992Number of Pages: 328Grant/Contract #: CR815183
- How to Obtain Report