Environmental Economics

The Benefits of Reducing the Incidence of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers: A Defensive Expenditures Approach

The purpose of this paper is the estimate the benefits of preventing increases in the incidence rates of nonmelanoma skin cancer. Specifically, the authors estimate the savings in the "defensive expenditures" on sun protection products from a policy that prevents ozone layer depletion. They estimate the savings over the period 2000 to 2050. Forecasts of the use of sun protection products are bases on an econometric model that relates use per person to income per person, a price index for sun protection products, and the natural growth associated with market penetration. The other parameters that influence the magnitude of defensive expenditures are taken from existing global atmospheric, epidemiological, and dermatological studies

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    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Revealed Preference
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Revealed Preference - Consumption Choices
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Stratospheric
    Murdoch, James
    Thayer, Mark A.
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    Thayer, Mark
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    Empirical Application, Methodology Development & Evaluation, Data Development
    Inventory Record #: EE-0402
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