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Estimating nonuse values using conjoint analysis

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  • Robert W. Turner

    () (Colgate University)

  • Laura Noddin

    () (Dartmouth Medical School)

  • Alita Giuda

    () (Albany Law School)

Abstract

Conjoint analysis is a stated-preference technique for eliciting valuations of nonmarket, multi-attribute commodities. Recently it has begun to be used in environmental economics as an alternative to contingent valuation. In applications to environmental economics, though, conjoint analysis has been used to estimate use values or total values—the sum of use and nonuse values. We show a simple way to estimate the value of a resource to those who should have only nonuse values and illustrate using two surveys about national parks in Maine.

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  • Robert W. Turner & Laura Noddin & Alita Giuda, 2005. "Estimating nonuse values using conjoint analysis," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 17(7), pages 1-15.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-05q30001
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    1. Turner, Robert & Willmarth, Blake, 2014. "Valuation of Cultural and Natural Resources in North Cascades National Park: Results from a Tournament-Style Contingent Choice Survey," Working Papers 2014-01, Department of Economics, Colgate University, revised 23 Jan 2014.
    2. Robert Turner, 2013. "Using contingent choice surveys to inform national park management," Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Springer;Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences, vol. 3(2), pages 120-138, June.
    3. Willmarth, Blake & Turner, Robert, 2010. "Respondent Consistency in a Tournament-Style Contingent Choice Survey," Working Papers 2010-05, Department of Economics, Colgate University.

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    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • C5 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling

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