The Treatment of Non-Participants in Travel Cost Analysis

Water Resources Research 28 (8, August): 1999-2004

24 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2016

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Daniel Hellerstein

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

Date Written: August 22, 1992

Abstract

When estimating demand models, such as those used in travel cost analysis, the procedures used to collect data must be considered. When the statistical assumptions underlying the chosen model are inconsistent with the sample design, biased results will be produced. In this paper, three types of bias related to the improper treatment of nonparticipants are reviewed: censoring, truncation, and endogenous stratification. Methods that control for these sources of bias are considered in the context of both continuous and count models.

Keywords: travel cost analysis, non participants, censoring, truncation, endogenous stratification

JEL Classification: q26,c24

Suggested Citation

Hellerstein, Daniel, The Treatment of Non-Participants in Travel Cost Analysis (August 22, 1992). Water Resources Research 28 (8, August): 1999-2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2736636

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