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DEMAND FOR WILDLIFE HUNTING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

Lili Sun, Gerrit van Kooten and Graham Voss ()

No 18165, Working Papers from University of Victoria, Resource Economics and Policy

Abstract: We present estimates of the demand for hunting licenses by residents and non residents in British Columbia for the period 1971-2000. We obtain estimates of both short-run and long-run price elasticities and discuss their revenue implications for future fee increases. We further find the demand by non residents to be strongly correlated with U.S. income variation over the business cycle; however, we find no such role for cyclical income variation for resident hunters. Finally, we demonstrate that hunters respond differently to conservation surcharges on hunting licenses relative to direct licensing charges, which has implications for policy makers introducing environmental surcharges in various contexts.

Keywords: Demand and Price Analysis; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 37
Date: 2003
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.18165

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