Testing the Reliability of the Benefit Function Transfer Approach

Testing the Reliability of the Benefit Function Transfer Approach

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: species
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $60.23-$407.29 / trip: Average recreational fisheries values (CS) per angler in Texas
Methodology: contingent valuation
Region: Americas / Gulf of Mexico
Data source: National Ocean Economics Program

Publication information

Downing, N. Ozuna, T. “Testing the Reliability of the Benefit Function Transfer Approach” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 30(3), 316-322, 1996

Addtional Notes

This article presents an experiment designed to test the reliability of the benefit function transfer approach using contingent valuation methods. Results indicate that the benefit function transfer approach tends to over-estimate benefits, implying that, at least for the case of recreational saltwater fishing in Texas, the benefit function transfer approach is not reliable. http://www.cserge.ucl.ac.uk/Downing%20and%20Ozuna%201996.pdf

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