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Nonparametric and Semi-Nonparametric Recreational Demand Analysis

Cooper, Joseph C. (1999): Nonparametric and Semi-Nonparametric Recreational Demand Analysis. Published in: American Journal of Agricultural Economics , Vol. 82, No. 2 (May 2000): pp. 451-462.

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This paper addresses issues of specification testing for the travel cost method (TCM). Two nonparametric approaches to TCM analysis are presented. In addition, semi- nonparametric count models for TCM are developed.A numerical illustration isprovided in which the three methodsare applied to an actual TCM data set on waterfowl hunting and the results are compared to those from a parametric analysis.

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