Valuing the benefits of coastal water quality improvements using contingent and real behaviour

Valuing the benefits of coastal water quality improvements using contingent and real behaviour

Primary Country: United Kingdom
Ecosystem: shores
Sample Value Estimates: a)£0.48/trip: Hypothetical improvements in water quality yielded a 1.3% increase in predicted trip frequency. b)£5.81/person: Consumer surplus estimated to be £0.48/trip or £5.81/person.

Publication information

Hanley, Nick Bell, David Alvarez-Farizo, Begona “Valuing the benefits of coastal water quality improvements using contingent and real behaviour” Environmental and Resource Economics, 24, 273-285., 2003

Addtional Notes

Keyword: Water quality

Evidence on real behaviour combined with that on contingent behaviour elicited through on-site questionnaire at seven Scottish beaches which had consistently failed to meet standards under the Bathing Waters Directive. 

 

414 responses obtained.

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