An Update on the Science of Acidification in the Adirondack Park

28 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2009

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Anna Mische John

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Dallas Burtraw

Resources for the Future

David A. Evans

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - National Center for Environmental Economics

H. Spencer Banzhaf

Georgia State University - Department of Economics; PERC - Property and Environment Research Center; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Alan Krupnick

Resources for the Future

Juha Siikamäki

International Union for Conservation of Nature

Date Written: May 23, 2008

Abstract

This paper provides a review of the science pertaining to all aspects of acidification in the Adirondack Park, updating an earlier review of the science (Cook et al. 2002). The review supports an ongoing social science investigation into the willingness to pay for ecological improvements that would result from reduced acid deposition. This paper builds a bridge between the physical science and social science by providing the background that will allow researchers to accurately summarize the crucial elements of ecological status and improvement in a stated preference survey.

Keywords: acid rain, acidification, stated preference, willingness to pay, benefit estimation

JEL Classification: Q51, Q53, Q57

Suggested Citation

Mische John, Anna and Burtraw, Dallas and Evans, David A. and Banzhaf, H. Spencer and Krupnick, Alan and Siikamäki, Juha, An Update on the Science of Acidification in the Adirondack Park (May 23, 2008). RFF Discussion Paper No. 08-11, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1350026 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1350026

Anna Mische John

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Dallas Burtraw (Contact Author)

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David A. Evans

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H. Spencer Banzhaf

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Alan Krupnick

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Juha Siikamäki

International Union for Conservation of Nature ( email )

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