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Main Title Measuring the benefits of water quality improvements using recreation demand models. Vol. II of "Benefits analysis using indirect or imputed market methods."
Author Bockstael, N. ; Bockstael, N. (Nancy), 1949-
Publisher University of Maryland, Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics,
Year Published 1989
Report Number PB90-134669; EPA 230-10-89-069; EPA-R-811043
Stock Number PB90-134669
OCLC Number 52743182
Subjects Pollution--Costs. ; Water quality--Cost effectiveness. ; Economic models. ; Recreation--Environmental aspects.
Additional Subjects Economic models ; Benefit cost analysis ; Water quality ; Recreation ; Demand(Economics) ; Statistical analysis ; Market research
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 230-10-89-069 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/11/2012
NTIS  PB90-134669 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 272 pages
The public provision of improvements in water quality is an activity endangered by the complexities involved in the accounting of benefits. The lack of markets and observed prices in water-related recreational activity has necessitated the use of surrogate prices in benefit assessment. Moreover, a formal regime (i.e., the Principles and Standards for Water Quality) articulates the assessment procedure. Unfortunately, the regime still contains ambiguities, inconsistencies and slippage sufficient to raise potential controversy over any estimate of benefits from water quality improvements. The purpose of the volume is to address some of the ambiguities and inconsistencies and, in so doing, provide a more comprehensive, credible approach to the valuation of benefits from water quality improvements. Substantial progress is made in improving valuation techniques by linking the fundamental concepts of the 'travel cost' model with cutting-edge advances in the labor supply, welfare, and econometrics literature.
See also Volume 1, PB90-134651 and Volume 3, PB90-134677. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation. EPA/230/10-89/069. Oct. 1989.