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Contingent Valuation and Endangered Species: Methodological Issues and Applications

Series: New Horizons in Environmental Economics

By: Kristin M Jakobsson and Andrew K Dragun

269 pages, Figs, tabs

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Sep 1996 | #59712 | ISBN: 1858984645
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This clear and concise book provides a comprehensive and rigourous examination of the contingent valuation method as applied to biodiversity conservation.


Part 1 Environmental values - the institutional and biological setting for species conservation: the institutional setting - the Victorian flora and fauna guarantee act; endangered species in Victoria. Part 2 Welfare economic principles of species conservation: welfare economic principles and issues; the economics of species conservation. Part 3 The contingent valuation method: the contingent valuation method; estimating changes in welfare from discrete choice surveys. Part 4 The survey application to species conservation: a contingent valuation survey of endangered species in Victoria; estimation of willingness to pay. Part 5 Conclusions: conservation values - estimation and methodological inference; from contingent valuation to species conservation policy.

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