This book is concerned with the economic value of natural resources. It presents examples of progress and problems in valuation theory and method development. The book also presents empirical applications of nonmarket valuation techniques. .
Introduction Part I: Issues and Perspectives 1. The Benefits and Costs of Recreation: Dollars and Sense 2. Recreation Management Theory, Economics, and Resource Allocation: A Unifying Perspective 3. Economic Efficiency and National Forest Planning Dennis Schweitzer 4. The Propriety of Applying Economic Methods to the Allocation of Public Amenity Resources: Paradigms Property Rights 5. Valuing Changes in Environmental Assets Part II: Valuation Theory and Method Development: Progress and Problems 6. The Contingent Valuation Method 7. Contingent Valuation and the Prospect of a Satisfactory Benefit-Cost Indicator 8. Theoretical Aspects of Managing a Multi-Use Congestible Resource: New Zealand Backcountry Angling 9. A Note on Population Distributions and the Travel Cost Method Part III: Methods and Applications 10. Evaluating National Policy Proposals by Contingent Valuation 11. Contingent Valuation of Wildlife Resources in the Presence of Substitutes and Complements 12. Contingent Valuation Question Formats: Dichotomous Choice versus Open-Ended Responses 13. Evaluating the Transferability of Regional Recreation Demand Equations