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Pricing What is Priceless: A Status Report on Non-Market Valuation of Environmental Resources

  • Smith, V. Kerry

This paper provides a selective overview of the modeling and estimates of the economic values of environmental resources. Travel cost, hedonic property values, contingent valuation and household production models are discussed and evaluated. Two new approaches - calibrated models and conjoint analysis - are compared with existing methods. For each class of models the review identifies some of the current research issues and potential areas for linking the results to policy.

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Paper provided by Duke University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 96-30.

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Date of creation: 1996
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Publication status: Published in THE INTERNATIONAL YEARBOOK OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS: 1997/1998: A SURVEY OF CURRENT ISSUES (Henk Folmer and Tom Tietenberg, eds.). New Horizons in Environmental Economics series. Cheltenham, U.K.: Elgar, 1997, pages 156-204
Handle: RePEc:duk:dukeec:96-30
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