Do values for protecting iconic assets vary across populations? A Great Barrier Reef case study
AbstractA number of studies have examined the effects of distance decay and the influence it might have on both use and non-use values. However, the relationship between environmental values and distance effects is less clear cut when iconic or special assets are involved. In this report, the effects of distance decay on protection values of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia are explored using two split sample choice experiments. The results suggest that the Townsville (local) population had larger use values than the Brisbane (distant) population. However, for iconic resources, where perceptions of responsibility, substitutes and information are reasonably consistent across population groups, non-use values remain constant across spatially different population groups.
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Choice modelling experiment; distance decay; population effects; iconic assets; Great Barrier Reef; use values; non-use values; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-11-13 (All new papers)
- NEP-DCM-2010-11-13 (Discrete Choice Models)
- NEP-ENV-2010-11-13 (Environmental Economics)
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- van Bueren, Martin & Bennett, Jeffrey W., 2001.
"Towards the development of a transferable set of value estimates for environmental attributes,"
2001 Conference (45th), January 23-25, 2001, Adelaide
125993, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
- van Bueren, Martin & Bennett, Jeffrey W., 2004. "Towards the development of a transferable set of value estimates for environmental attributes," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 48(1), March.
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