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A Two-Constraint Almost Ideal Demand Model of Recreation and Donations

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  • Sabina L. Shaikh

    (RCF Economic and Financial Consulting)

  • Douglas M. Larson

    (University of California-Davis)

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    An incomplete demand system is developed for recreation and donation choices, subject to both money and time constraints. The model results in a three-good system, with an endogenous marginal value of time for estimation. The model is implemented by adapting Deaton and Muellbauer's locally flexible almost ideal demand system to a two-constraint recreation model of trips and donations of California whale watchers. Exact welfare measures are calculated for changes in costs, as well as for whale population changes. Results indicate a use and a nonuse component of overall willingness to pay for increases in environmental quality. © 2003 President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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    Article provided by MIT Press in its journal Review of Economics and Statistics.

    Volume (Year): 85 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 4 (November)
    Pages: 953-961

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    1. Shigeru Matsumoto, 2014. "Spouses’ time allocation to pro-environmental activities: who is saving the environment at home?," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 12(1), pages 159-176, March.
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