Estimating Water Quality Benefits: Theoretical and Methodological Issues
AbstractKnowledge of the benefits and costs to water users is required for a complete assessment of policies to create incentives for water-quality improving changes in agricultural production. A number of benefit estimation methods are required to handle the varying nature of water quality effects. This report reviews practical approach~s and theoretical foundations for estimating the economic value of changes in water quality to recreation, navigation, reservoirs, municipal water treatment and use, and roadside drainage ditches.
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Benefits; water quality; economic welfare; demand; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;
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- Ribaudo, Marc & Hellerstein, Daniel, 1992. "Estimating Water Quality Benefits: Theoretical and Methodological Issues," Technical Bulletins 33586, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
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