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The Contingent Valuation Method: Retrospect and Prospect

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  • Clive L Spash

    () (CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Australia)

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This paper explores the contingent valuation method for environmental valuation. Issues are raised over the validity of the approach as a method of assessing the underlying preferences of individuals. An alternative interpretation is given to the method as a means of exploring underlying motivation in a rich vein of social psychological research.

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  • Clive L Spash, 2008. "The Contingent Valuation Method: Retrospect and Prospect," Socio-Economics and the Environment in Discussion (SEED) Working Paper Series 2008-04, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems.
  • Handle: RePEc:cse:wpaper:2008-04
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    Cited by:

    1. Nikola Jovanoski, 2015. "Estimating the Value of Preserving the Doubs," IRENE Working Papers 15-02, IRENE Institute of Economic Research.
    2. Álvarez, Begoña & Rodríguez-Míguez, Eva, 2011. "Patients' self-interested preferences: Empirical evidence from a priority setting experiment," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 72(8), pages 1317-1324, April.

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    Keywords

    stated preferences; environmental values; social psychology;

    JEL classification:

    • B4 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology
    • D46 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Value Theory
    • D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics
    • Q26 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Recreational Aspects of Natural Resources

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