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El valor de uso recreativo de los espacios naturales protegidos. Una aplicación de los métodos de valoración contingente y del coste del viaje

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  • FARRÉ PERDIGUER, M.

    () (Universidad de Lleida. Departamento de Economía Aplicada.)

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En este articulo se presenta una aplicación de dos de las metodologías desarrolladas para medir los beneficios que se derivan del uso recreativo de los bienes ambientales en ausencia de mercado, el método del coste del viaje (MCV) y el de valoración contingente (MVC). La zona objeto de estudio ha sido el Parque Nacional de “Aigüestortes y Estany de Sant Maurici”, situado en el pirineo catalán. El trabajo se ha estructurado de la forma siguiente. Tras una breve introducción, en los apartados II y III se expone el modelo teórico de ambas metodologías de valoración, se analiza su aplicación y se comentan los principales problemas derivados de su uso. En los apartados IV y V se muestran los resultados obtenidos mediante ambas técnicas de valoración. En el apartado VI se comparan los resultados y se discuten algunos problemas metodológicos derivados de su aplicación haciendo hincapié en la sensibilidad de los mismos a las hipótesis consideradas. Finalmente el trabajo termina con unas reflexiones a modo de conclusión. Valuation of environmental goods generates information that can be used in cost-benefit analysis asan aid to the environmental management. This article presents an application of two of the methods used to value recreational goods in the absence of market; the Travel Cost Method (TCM) and the Contingent Valuation Method (CVM). The study focuses on recreational value of one of the Parks integrated in the “Red Española de Parques Nacionales”, the National Park of “Aigüestortes y Estany de Sant Maurici” in the catalan Pyreenes. This paper is organised as follows. After a short introduction, in section II and III we examinate two of the methodologies available for getting and estimation of the recreational use value of the national Park; the TCM and CVM, and we deal with the main problems faced with both methods. The results of the application are shown in section IV and V. In section VI, we compare the results achieved by the indirect and the direct approach and we discuss the implications of the analysis, undelying the sensibility of the results to the hypothesis considered. Finally, section VII offers the main conclusions obtained in the study.

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  • Farré Perdiguer, M., 2003. "El valor de uso recreativo de los espacios naturales protegidos. Una aplicación de los métodos de valoración contingente y del coste del viaje," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 21, pages 297-320, Agosto.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:21_2_7
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    Keywords

    Environmental goods; Travel-Cost Method; Contingent Valuation Method; Demand Function.;

    JEL classification:

    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • L91 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Transportation: General

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