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Comparison Of Environmental Quality-Induced Demand Shifts Using Time-Series And Cross-Section Data


  • Loomis, John B.
  • Cooper, Joseph C.


Almost all applications of the Travel-Cost-Method demand function which include site quality variable(s) are multisite models. The results of this study serve as a note of warning that using the demand equation derived from multisite cross-sectional data to perform a benefit-cost analysis of changes in quality at a single site may not accurately predict the resulting change in the number of trips to that site. In this situation, estimates of the benefits of quality improvements may be unreliable.

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  • Loomis, John B. & Cooper, Joseph C., 1990. "Comparison Of Environmental Quality-Induced Demand Shifts Using Time-Series And Cross-Section Data," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 15(01), July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:wjagec:32508

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    1. John F. Helliwell, 1984. "Stagflation and Productivity Decline in Canada, 1974-82," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 17(2), pages 191-216, May.
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    1. P. Poor & Jamie Smith, 2004. "Travel Cost Analysis of a Cultural Heritage Site: The Case of Historic St. Mary's City of Maryland," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer;The Association for Cultural Economics International, vol. 28(3), pages 217-229, August.
    2. Deisentroth, Daniel B. & Loomis, John B. & Bond, Craig A., 2013. "Using Revealed Preference Behavioral Models to Correctly Account for Substitution Effects in Economic Impact Analysis," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, vol. 43(2).


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