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Title: Valoracion de bienes ambientales complejos: una alternativa multicriterio
Other Titles: Valuation of complex environmental goods: A multi-criteria approach
Authors: Gomez-Limon, Jose Antonio
Barreiro-Hurlé, Jesús
Authors (Email): Gomez-Limon, Jose Antonio (
Keywords: complex environmental goods
attribute non-lineartiy
multiattribute utility
bienes ambientales complejos
linealidad de atributos
utilidad multiatributo
JEL Codes: Q15
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: RESUMEN La valoración económica de bienes ambientales complejos presenta una serie de aspectos problemáticos. Este trabajo se centra en dos de ellos: la linealidad de los atributos en función de valor de estos bienes y la heterogeneidad en las funciones de utilidad de los individuos. Para ello se propone una metodología basada en la Teoría de la Utilidad Multiatributo que permite contrastar la importancia dada a estos aspectos. Dicha metodología se aplica a un espacio natural protegido en la provincia de Granada. De los resultados se puede concluir que la no-linealidad de los atributos y la heterogeneidad de las funciones de utilidad individuales son aspectos relevantes en la valoración de bienes ambientales. ABSTRACT Economic valuation of comlex environmental goods has several issues still opened to debate. This paper focuses on two of these aspects; linearity of attributes in the valuation funcion and individual utility function hetrogeneity. A methodological approach based on Multi-attribute Utility Theory is proposed which allows to contrast the impact of these concerns on environmental good valuation. We apply the proposed methodology to value a protected natural in the province of Granada (Spain). From the results obtained we can conclude that attribute non-linearity and individual utility function's heterogeneity are relevant aspects to be taken into account in environmental valuation.
Institution/Association: Economia Agraria y Recursos Naturales>Volume 07, Number 14, 2007
Total Pages: 25
From Page: 83
To Page: 107
Collections: Volume 07, Number 14, 2007

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