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Preference Heterogeneity in a Count Data Model of Demand for Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation

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  • Holmes, Thomas P.
  • Englin, Jeffrey E.

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This paper examines heterogeneity in the preferences for OHV recreation by applying the random parameters Poisson model to a data set of off-highway vehicle (OHV) users at four National Forest sites in North Carolina. The analysis develops estimates of individual consumer surplus and finds that estimates are systematically affected by the random parameter specification. There is also substantial evidence that accounting for individual heterogeneity improves the statistical fit of the models and provides a more informative description of OHV riders.

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Article provided by Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association in its journal Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.

Volume (Year): 39 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:arerjl:59334

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Keywords: consumer surplus; off-highway vehicles; outdoor recreation; Poisson model; random parameters; Environmental Economics and Policy;

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  1. Hynes, Stephen & Greene, William, 2012. "Panel Travel Cost Count Data Models for On-Site Samples that Incorporate Unobserved Heterogeneity with Respect to the Impact of the Explanatory Variables," Working Papers 148834, Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit, National University of Ireland, Galway.

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