Measuring the Economic Effects of Sea Level Rise on Beach Recreation

Measuring the Economic Effects of Sea Level Rise on Beach Recreation

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: beach
Sample Value Estimates:
The present value of the lost recreation value through 2080 assuming no increase in population or income for
  1. $10.35 billion: 0 percent discount rates,
  2. $4.6 billion: 2 percent discount rate,
  3. $830.3 million: 7 percent discount rate; With expected increases in population and income the present value of the lost recreation value at
  4. $33.35 billion: 0 percent discount rates,
  5. $12.65 billion: 2 percent discount rate,
  6. $2.3 billion : 7 percent discount rate;
Methodology: Random Utility Model; Travel Cost Method
Region: Americas / Atlantic
Data source: NOEP

Publication information

Whitehead, John C. Poulter, BenBin, Okmyung “Measuring the Economic Effects of Sea Level Rise on Beach Recreation” National Commission on Energy Policy, 2009

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