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Recreation Demand Using Physical Measures of Water Quality

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This paper incorporates a rich set of physical water quality attributes, as well as site and household characteristics, into a model of recreational lake usage in Iowa. Our analysis shows individuals are responsive to physical water quality measures. Willingness-to-pay estimates are reported based on improvements in these measures.

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  • Kevin J. Egan & Joseph A. Herriges & Catherine L. Kling & John A. Downing, 2004. "Recreation Demand Using Physical Measures of Water Quality," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 04-wp372, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
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    1. French, Ryan R., 2006. "An analysis of the Iowan angler's fishing license renewal decision," ISU General Staff Papers 200601010800001876, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    2. Jeon, Yongsik & Herriges, Joseph A. & Kling, Catherine L. & Downing, John A., 2005. "The Role of Water Quality Perceptions in Modeling Lake Recreation Demand," Staff General Research Papers Archive 12474, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    3. Jurgen Meyerhoff & Alexandra Dehnhardt & Volkmar Hartje, 2010. "Take your swimsuit along: the value of improving urban bathing sites in the metropolitan area of Berlin," Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 53(1), pages 107-124.
    4. Yongsik Jeon & Joseph Herriges, 2010. "Convergent Validity of Contingent Behavior Responses in Models of Recreation Demand," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 45(2), pages 223-250, February.
    5. Marit E. Kragt & Jeff Bennett, 2008. "Developing a Questionnaire for Valuing Changes in Natural Resource Management in the George Catchment, Tasmania," Environmental Economics Research Hub Research Reports 0808, Environmental Economics Research Hub, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
    6. Bernal García, Juan Jesús & Martínez Maria-Dolores, Soledad María & Sánchez García, Juan Francisco, 2006. "Study of the potentiality of the electronic commerce in the Region of Murcia by means of a model of logistic regression/Estudio de la Potencialidad del Comercio Electrónico en la Región de Murcia medi," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 24, pages 499-529, Abril.
    7. Bhattacharjee, Subhra & Kling, Catherine L. & Herriges, Joseph A., 2009. "Kuhn-Tucker Estimation of Recreation Demand – A Study of Temporal Stability," 2009 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 49408, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

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