Water-based Recreation and Water Quality Indices: A Revealed Preference Approach

Benefit estimates of water pollution control policies rely heavily on water quality indices. Since the 1970s, these measures of water quality have been used extensively in stated preference surveys to estimate willingness to pay for water quality that is suitable for recreational use. However, there is little empirical evidence of how well these indices correspond to observed recreational behavior. This paper utilizes a unique micro-dataset of individual household recreational use and water quality in a revealed preference framework to explore how well several major water quality indices explain water-based recreational use.


Issue Date:
May 25 2016
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/235886
Total Pages:
16
JEL Codes:
Q51; Q53; Q57
Series Statement:
AAEA2016
9930




 Record created 2017-04-01, last modified 2017-08-29

Fulltext:
Download fulltext
PDF

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)