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Valuing Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Control in Public Forests: Scope Effects with Attribute NonAttendance

Chris Giguere, Chris Moore () and John Whitehead

No 18-07, Working Papers from Department of Economics, Appalachian State University

Abstract: Sensitivity to the scope of public good provision is an important indication of validity for the contingent valuation method. An online survey was administered to an opt-in, or non-probability sample, panel in September 2017 to estimate the willingness-to-pay to protect hemlock trees from a destructive invasive species on federal land in North Carolina. We collected survey responses from 907 North Carolina residents. We find evidence that attribute non-attendance is a factor when testing for sensitivity to scope. When estimating the model with stated attribute non-attendance the ecologically and socially important scope coefficients become positive and statistically significant. Key Words:

Date: 2018
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