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Location differences in communities’ preferences for environmental improvements in selected NSW catchments: A Choice Modelling approach

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  • Kasia Mazur


    (Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University and Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australia)

  • Jeff Bennett


    (Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University, Australia)

To elicit household willingness to pay (WTP) for improvements in environmental quality in three NSW catchments (Lachlan, Namoi and Hawkesbury-Nepean), a choice modelling (CM) study was conducted.This report presents results of research designed to investigate variations in WTP across different communities. The communities included local residents, distant/urban and distant/rural residents. Nine split samples were established to test for ‘location effects’. The analysis involved both conditional logit and random-parameters logit models. Natural resource management (NRM), including Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs), can use the non-market values obtained from this study to guide their investment decisions. Key words: Choice modelling, location effects, non-market valuation, catchment planning, environment

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Paper provided by Environmental Economics Research Hub, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University in its series Environmental Economics Research Hub Research Reports with number 0921.

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Date of creation: Mar 2009
Handle: RePEc:een:eenhrr:0921
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  1. Martin van Bueren & Jeff Bennett, 2004. "Towards the development of a transferable set of value estimates for environmental attributes -super-," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 48(1), pages 1-32, 03.
  2. van Bueren, Martin & Bennett, Jeffrey W., 2001. "Towards the development of a transferable set of value estimates for environmental attributes," 2001 Conference (45th), January 23-25, 2001, Adelaide 125993, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
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