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  • A comparison of direct and indirect methods for estimating environmental benefits.

    Author(s) : Smith, V. K.Desvousges, W. H.Fisher, A.

    Author Affiliation : Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

    Journal article : American Journal of Agricultural Economics 1986 Vol.68 No.2 pp.280-290 ref.30

    Abstract : Two classes of methods are currently available to estimate consumers' valuations of improvements in environmental resources, both direct and indirect. This paper, using data from PennsylvaniapennsylvaniaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , reports the results of a detailed comparison of the estimated recreational benefits associated with water quality improvements using one member of each class. The findings indicate that while the estimates are quite comparable, analyst judgment played a very important role in the development of both methods.

    ISSN : 0002-9092

    DOI : 10.2307/1241429

    Record Number : 19861838048

    Language of text : English

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    Descriptor(s) : evaluationevaluationSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , non-market benefitsnon-market benefitsSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , Water recreationwater recreationSubject Category: Activities
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    Identifier(s) : United States of America

    Geographical Location(s) : PennsylvaniapennsylvaniaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , USAusaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    Broader term(s) : Middle Atlantic States of USAmiddle atlantic states of usaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Northeastern States of USAnortheastern states of usaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , USAusaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , APEC countriesapec countriesSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , Developed Countriesdeveloped countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , North Americanorth americaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , AmericaamericaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , OECD Countriesoecd countriesSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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