Annual Fees and Recreation Choice

11 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2020

Date Written: July 2010


Models of recreation behavior have typically ignored the role of fixed annual fees, such as the fee for a recreational license, in determining choice and welfare. We demonstrate how techniques from the literature on discrete‐continuous choice and two‐part tariffs can address a situation where fixed annual fees are essential to determining the choice of a recreation site. We explore how accounting for value captured by fixed fees can influence the way resource changes are assessed.

Keywords: discrete choice, two-part tariffs, nonmarket valuation, recreation demand, shellfishing, accept-reject simulator

Suggested Citation

English, Eric, Annual Fees and Recreation Choice (July 2010). American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 92, Issue 4, pp. 1103-1113, 2010, Available at SSRN: or

Eric English (Contact Author)

Stratus Consulting Inc.

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