A Discrete-Count Model of Recreational Demand

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 29, 214-227 (1995)

14 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2016

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Peter Feather

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)

Daniel Hellerstein

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), Resource and Rural Economics Division

Ted Tomasi

Michigan State University - Department of Agricultural Economics

Date Written: September 22, 1995

Abstract

Discrete choice models generate welfare measures resulting from environmental quality changes on a per trip basis instead of over a longer, more policy-relevant time period. Seasonal or annual welfare measures resulting from a quality change are often computed by multiplying each individual′s per trip welfare measure by the number of trips the individual is forecasted to take at the new quality level. These models are typically formulated so that increases in the quality of any site causes every individual to increase his or her participation. This paper presents an alternative method of linking the discrete choice model to a demand model, enabling welfare changes to be estimated in a conventional manner.

Keywords: discrete choice models, environmental quality changes, demand model, welfare change

JEL Classification: q26,c25

Suggested Citation

Feather, Peter and Hellerstein, Daniel and Tomasi, Ted, A Discrete-Count Model of Recreational Demand (September 22, 1995). Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 29, 214-227 (1995). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2736632

Peter Feather (Contact Author)

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Daniel Hellerstein

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), Resource and Rural Economics Division ( email )

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Ted Tomasi

Michigan State University - Department of Agricultural Economics ( email )

East Lansing, MI 48824
United States

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