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Métodos directos e indirectos en la valoración económica de bienes ambientales, aplicación al valor de uso recreativo del Parque Natural de Somiedo

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  • GARCÍA DE LA FUENTE, L.

    (Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Ordenación del Territorio (INDUROT). Universidad de Oviedo.)

  • COLINA VUELTA, A.

    (Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Ordenación del Territorio (INDUROT). Universidad de Oviedo.)

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    Una dificultad presente en la gestión de recursos medioambientales es la ausencia de mercados que asignen un valor económico a sus funciones. En este estudio, se ha aplicado un método directo de valoración (método dicotómico simple de valoración contingente) y otro indirecto (método individual del coste de viaje) para estimar el valor de uso recreativo que tiene un Espacio Natural Protegido. Como ha ocurrido en otros estudios similares, el valor de uso recreativo obtenido por el método de coste de viaje difiere notablemente y supera al obtenido por medio de la valoración contingente. Además, se han confeccionado distintos escenarios de estimación que ponen de manifiesto la especial sensibilidad de los resultados a las hipótesis hechas sobre el coste de oportunidad del tiempo de viaje y al posible cálculo de medidas de bienestar truncadas. An ever-present problem in environmental resources management is the absence of markets that allocate economic values to their natural functions. In this paper, a direct (single bound dichotomous choice contingent valuation) and an indirect method (individual travel cost method) have been used to estimate the recreational value of a Natural Protected Area in Spain. As other similar studies have shown, the recreational value obtained from the travel cost method not only differs significantly from the contingent valuation results but exceeds them as well. Various alternative analyses have been implemented and they show that the results are particularly sensitive to the hypotheses made about the opportunity cost of travel time and about the possibility of assessing truncated welfare measures.

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    Article provided by Estudios de Economía Aplicada in its journal Estudios de Economía Aplicada.

    Volume (Year): 22 (2004)
    Issue (Month): (Diciembre)
    Pages: 1-26

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    Keywords: Recreational use value; Contingent valuation; Single bounded; Dichotomous choice; Individual travel cost method; Count Data Models; Sensitivity analysis.;

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