Econometric estimation of non-market values and evaluation of benefit transfer techniques

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Title:
Econometric estimation of non-market values and evaluation of benefit transfer techniques
Author:
Wishart, Steven
Issue Date:
2002
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis presents investigations of three topics in non-market valuation; contingent valuation, hedonic property price analysis, and benefit transfer. Chapter Three presents an original analysis of contingent valuation data collected at a popular birding site in California using a heteroskedastic Tobit model. Also the distribution of willingness to pay bids is estimated using kernel density estimation. Chapter Four presents the estimation of a hedonic price function. The purpose of this study is to identify the effects of proximity to the Tanque Verde riparian corridor in Tucson Arizona on the value of homes in the area. The third topic is an analysis of benefit transfer techniques, with particular attention to the transfer of non-market benefit estimates across time. These techniques are presented and evaluated in Chapter Five.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Economics, Agricultural.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Colby, Bonnie

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEconometric estimation of non-market values and evaluation of benefit transfer techniquesen_US
dc.creatorWishart, Stevenen_US
dc.contributor.authorWishart, Stevenen_US
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents investigations of three topics in non-market valuation; contingent valuation, hedonic property price analysis, and benefit transfer. Chapter Three presents an original analysis of contingent valuation data collected at a popular birding site in California using a heteroskedastic Tobit model. Also the distribution of willingness to pay bids is estimated using kernel density estimation. Chapter Four presents the estimation of a hedonic price function. The purpose of this study is to identify the effects of proximity to the Tanque Verde riparian corridor in Tucson Arizona on the value of homes in the area. The third topic is an analysis of benefit transfer techniques, with particular attention to the transfer of non-market benefit estimates across time. These techniques are presented and evaluated in Chapter Five.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEconomics, Agricultural.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural and Natural Resource Economicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorColby, Bonnieen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1409487en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b42812641en_US
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