Desvousges, William H. and Naughton, Michael C. and Parsons, George R. (1992): Benefits transfer: conceptual problems in estimating water quality benefits using existing studies. Published in: Water Resources Research , Vol. 28, No. 3 (1992): pp. 675-683.
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The Environmental Protection Agency has used existing studies to estimate the benefits of environmental improvements associated with several regulatory proposals The problems encountered in using existing studies to measure the benefits of water quality improvements are investigated in this paper. We propose criteria for selecting transfer studies and present a case study of a transfer. Our research indicates that although benefit transfer may offer promise, the fact that existing studies were not designed for transfer places severe limitations on the current effectiveness of transfer. Suggestions for future research are presented to address these limitations.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Benefits transfer: conceptual problems in estimating water quality benefits using existing studies|
|Keywords:||Benefits transfer, economics, nonmarket valuation|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q2 - Renewable Resources and Conservation > Q26 - Recreational Aspects of Natural Resources
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q51 - Valuation of Environmental Effects
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q2 - Renewable Resources and Conservation > Q25 - Water
|Depositing User:||George R Parsons|
|Date Deposited:||20. Mar 2012 00:47|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 08:18|
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