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Alternative Models of Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Site Demand

Jeffrey Englin (), Thomas Holmes and Rebecca Epanchin-Niell

Environmental & Resource Economics, 2006, vol. 35, issue 4, 327-338

Abstract: A controversial recreation activity is off-highway vehicle use. Off-highway vehicle use is controversial because it is incompatible with most other activities and is extremely hard on natural eco-systems. This study estimates utility theoretic incomplete demand systems for four off-highway vehicle sites. Since two sets of restrictions are equally consistent with utility theory both are imposed and the best fitting restrictions are identified using Voung’s non-nested testing scheme. The demand system is modeled using both Poisson and negative binomial II distributions. Data are provided by a survey conducted at four recreational off-highway vehicle (OHV) sites in western North Carolina. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Keywords: incomplete demand system; integrability; off-road vehicle; travel cost; Q26; C35; C51 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
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