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By A. Myrick Freeman III (auth.), Patricia A. Champ, Kevin J. Boyle, Thomas C. Brown (eds.)

A Primer on Nonmarket Valuation is exclusive in its transparent descriptions of the main time-honored nonmarket valuation options and their implementation. participants operating for presidency corporations, legal professionals concerned with common source harm tests, graduate scholars, and others will delight in the non-technical and useful tone of this publication.
The first part of the publication presents the context and theoretical beginning of nonmarket valuation, besides sensible info concerns.
The heart sections of the Primer describe the foremost said and published nonmarket valuation innovations. for every method, the stairs interested in implementation are laid out and defined. either practitioners of nonmarket valuation and those that are new to the sector will come clear of those tools chapters with an intensive realizing of ways to layout, enforce, and examine a nonmarket valuation study.

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This concept underlies the hedonic nonmarket valuation technique described in Chapter 10. Other examples of attributes in the housing market are air quality, proximity to busy streets , and CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR NONMARKET VALUATION 45 attribute proxtrmty to open space . This concept underlies the hedonic nonmarket valuation technique described in Chapter 10. Other examples of attributes in the housing market are air quality, proximity to busy streets, and proximity to power line s. Environmental risk is an attribute of jobs, which are objects of choice that implicitly offer us the chance to trade off pay and on-thejob risk of injury or exposure to toxins.

Finally, Chapter 14 by Bishop provides conclusions and a discussion of the future of nonmarket valuation . NOTES I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 II 12 13 For a more complete discussion of these trade-offs, see Schmidt et al. (1998). See Chapter 13 for a further discussion of this example. For a complete discussion of indirect ecosystem services, see Daily (1997). However, researchers have found some evidence oflexicographic preferences. For example, Common, Reid, and Blarney (1997) used a contingent valuation survey to examine people's willingness to trade income for changes in the survival probability of an endangered species.

In the case of market goods , prices are public and the demand for the goods varies among individuals. For our nonmarket goods, the levels are public and shared by all while the marginal value s vary among individuals. These rules ofthumb help to differentiate between the gr aphic representations of compensating/equivalent variations and surpluses. 6 Chapter 2 Compensating andEquivalentVariations, Willingness to Pay, andWillingnesstoAccept Provided that we can agree on what constitutes the initial levels of prices and nonmarket goods, then our compensating and equivalent welfare measures are clearly defined and hopefully by now easy to understand .

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