On-Site Time in the Demand for Recreation

On-Site Time in the Demand for Recreation

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: beach
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $0.168 : beach demand in New Bedford, MA travel costs per mile
  2. $1.13: consumer surplus for a trip level of '5'
  3. 05 -1.70 / day: CS per activity day at beaches in Massachusetts
Region: Americas / Atlantic
Data source: National Ocean Economics Program

Publication information

McConnell, K. E. “On-Site Time in the Demand for Recreation” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1992

Addtional Notes

Shows that when on-site time is chosen, the standard travel cost demand function takes a particularly simple form. With slight modification, standard estimation and welfare calculations continue to hold.

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