HETEROGENEOUS PREFERENCES FOR CONGESTION DURING A WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE
Kimberly Rollins () and
Jeffrey Englin ()
No 34133, Working Papers from University of Guelph, Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics
This analysis breaks down the congestion levels experienced during specific parts of a wilderness canoe trip. By explicitly addressing the heterogeneity in preferences for congestion during a trip, we were able to determine the relative value canoeists place on solitude at different points of a trip. Our econometric model utilizes a random effects probit framework to efficiently estimate the welfare impacts of congestion on each trip portion. The welfare effects of congestion levels vary across wilderness areas, parts of a trip and individuals.
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Journal Article: Heterogeneous preferences for congestion during a wilderness experience (2003)
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