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Hedonic Onsight Cost Model of Recreation Demand


  • Craig E. Landry
  • Kenneth E. McConnell


For many recreational activities onsite pecuniary costs can be a significant portion of the cost of a recreational trip. Onsite expenditures, however, often depend upon endogenous quality choices made by the household. We formulate a recreation demand model that formally accounts for household selection of quality of onsite time. Household behavior is constrained by income, prices, and the onsite hedonic price schedule. Assuming complete optimization, a reduced form Marshallian demand curve for recreation trips still results and a specialized version of Roy’s Identity provides a basis for welfare analysis. Instrumenting for endogenous quality choices does not improve demand estimation.

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  • Craig E. Landry & Kenneth E. McConnell, 2007. "Hedonic Onsight Cost Model of Recreation Demand," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 83(2), pages 253-267.
  • Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:83:y:2007:i:2:p:253-267

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    1. Bartik, Timothy J, 1987. "The Estimation of Demand Parameters in Hedonic Price Models," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 95(1), pages 81-88, February.
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    1. Prayaga, Prabha, 2017. "Estimating the value of beach recreation for locals in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Australia," Economic Analysis and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 53(C), pages 9-18.
    2. Landry, Craig E. & Liu, Haiyong, 2009. "A semi-parametric estimator for revealed and stated preference data--An application to recreational beach visitation," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 57(2), pages 205-218, March.

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    JEL classification:

    • Q26 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Recreational Aspects of Natural Resources
    • Q51 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Valuation of Environmental Effects


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