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Response to cost prompts in stated preference valuation of environmental goods

James Burrows, Powell Dixon and Hiu Man Chan

Chapter 1 in Contingent Valuation of Environmental Goods, 2017, pp 1-16 from Edward Elgar Publishing

Abstract: Contingent valuation is a survey-based procedure that attempts to estimate how much households are willing to pay for specific programs that improve the environment or prevent environmental degradation. For decades, the method has been the center of debate regarding its reliability: does it really measure the value that people place on environmental changes? Bringing together leading voices in the field, this timely book tells a unified story about the interrelated features of contingent valuation and how those features affect its reliability. Through empirical analysis and review of past studies, the authors identify important deficiencies in the procedure, raising questions about the technique’s continued use.

Keywords: Economics and Finance; Environment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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