Welfare Loss of Wetlands Disintegration: a Louisiana Study

Welfare Loss of Wetlands Disintegration: a Louisiana Study

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: wetland
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $5.9 - 24.3 billion: Loss in welfare of projected Louisiana coastal wetlands disintegration (a) PV into the future (b) implied loss per acre of wetlands disintegrated
  2. 39.36 USD/ha/yr: Values shown were provided by partner databases. ESVD values are from a derived data set. This value point is for Recreation
Methodology: contingent valuation, hedonic pricing, travel cost and expenditure data
Region: Americas / Gulf of Mexico
Data source: National Ocean Economics Program; ESVD

Publication information

Farber, S “Welfare Loss of Wetlands Disintegration: a Louisiana Study” Contemporary Economic Policy 14 1: 92-107, 1996

Addtional Notes

Present value depends upon discount rates and whether low or high loss estimates are used.

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