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Willingness To Pay For Amateur Sport And Recreation Programs

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  • BRUCE K. JOHNSON
  • JOHN C. WHITEHEAD
  • DANIEL S. MASON
  • GORDON J. WALKER

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"A contingent valuation method (CVM) survey in Alberta, Canada, allows estimation of the household willingness to pay (WTP) for enhancements in the province's extensive sport and recreation programs. The estimated annual WTP of $18 per household for small enhancements in the programs far exceeds the estimated WTP of households in the United States to avoid the loss of major league sports teams, as determined in previous CVM studies. Those opposed to gambling, which helps to fund the Alberta programs, are more likely to favor using income taxes to finance expansions." ("JEL" H41, L83) Copyright 2007 Western Economic Association International.

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Article provided by Western Economic Association International in its journal Contemporary Economic Policy.

Volume (Year): 25 (2007)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
Pages: 553-564

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Handle: RePEc:bla:coecpo:v:25:y:2007:i:4:p:553-564

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  1. Humphreys, Brad & Johnson, Bruce & Mason, Daniel & Whitehead, John, 2011. "Estimating the Value of Medal Success at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games," Working Papers 2011-20, University of Alberta, Department of Economics.
  2. Kiefer, Stephanie, 2014. "Are riding club members willing to pay or work for an overall quality improvement?," Discussion Papers of the Institute for Organisational Economics 1/2014, University of Münster, Institute for Organisational Economics.
  3. Wicker, Pamela & Prinz, Joachim & von Hanau, Tassilo, 2012. "Estimating the value of national sporting success," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 15(2), pages 200-210.
  4. Wicker, Pamela & Kiefer, Stephanie & Dilger, Alexander, 2013. "The value of sporting success to Germans: Comparing the 2012 UEFA Championships with the 2012 Olympics," Discussion Papers of the Institute for Organisational Economics 11/2013, University of Münster, Institute for Organisational Economics.

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