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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 familiar nonmarket valuation options and their implementation. participants operating for presidency organisations, legal professionals concerned with typical source harm tests, graduate scholars, and others will delight in the non-technical and useful tone of this e-book.
The first portion of the e-book offers the context and theoretical beginning of nonmarket valuation, besides sensible facts concerns.
The center sections of the Primer describe the key acknowledged and printed nonmarket valuation ideas. for every procedure, the stairs taken with implementation are laid out and defined. either practitioners of nonmarket valuation and people who are new to the sphere will come clear of those equipment chapters with a radical figuring out of the way to layout, enforce, and learn a nonmarket valuation study.

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In essence, the Act assigns a property right to the standard. Ifwater quality had declined below the standard and we are considering a project that would restore quality to this minimum standard, then the equivalent welfare measure is the appropriate measure. Both conceptual and practical matters should guide the choice between the compensating and equivalent welfare measure. 2 Dualityand theExpenditureFunction I have so far used the indirect utility function to describe the basic welfare measures used in economic policy analysis.

From there, I will (5) discuss inter-temporal choice and nonmarket valuation, and finally nonmarket valuation under uncertainty. J 2. THEORETICAL MODEL OF NONMARKET GOODS Nonmarket valuation is necessary and distinct from neoclassical price theory of market goods. The air quality in Boulder, the water qual ity of Colorado's lakes and streams, and the preservation of public lands are relevant 27 28 Chap ter 2 example s of nonmarket goods. Each ofthese goods can change due to society 's choices, but individual s may not unilaterall y choose their most preferred level of air quality, water quali ty, or acreage of preserved public lands.

_ ° ° ° ° ° ° CV - eip]; P _I , Q , V ) - eip,I P _" Q O, V ) (10) o Pi = Jx,\ s, P ~" Q O, V O) ds I Pi ( 11) o Pi = J x, (s, P_° h j, I Pi For the price change, compen sating variati on is simply the area under the Hicksian demand curve evaluated at the initial util ity level and the two prices. Similarl y, equivalent variation is simply the area under the Hicksian demand curve evaluated at the new utility level and the two prices. Figure 1 depict s these two measures for the price change. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR NONMARKET VALUATION p!

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