IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/tas/wpaper/2519.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Rationing Recreational Access to Wilderness and Other Natural Areas

Author

Listed:
  • Hugh Sibly

    () (School of Economics and Finance, University of Tasmania)

Abstract

An unusual feature of the management of wilderness and other natural areas is that price is rarely used to ration recreational access. This often leads to queuing for access. At the same time there is often a relatively poor level of infrastructure provided for recreation. This paper argues that it is the relatively high level of public and political involvement in the management of wilderness and other natural areas that is ultimately responsible for the particular way in which recreational access is allocated. This introduces two "biases" into managerial objectives. Queuing and infrastructure distortion are the symptom of these biases.

Suggested Citation

  • Hugh Sibly, 2007. "Rationing Recreational Access to Wilderness and Other Natural Areas," Working Papers 2519, University of Tasmania, Tasmanian School of Business and Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:tas:wpaper:2519
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/2519/
    File Function: First version, 2007
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Recreation; Pricing.;

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:tas:wpaper:2519. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Vitali Alexeev). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/dutasau.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.