Using Surveys to Value Public Goods

Provides decision makers, policy analysts, and social scientists, with a detailed discussion of a new techniques for the valuation of goods not traded in prevate markets.

Using Surveys to Value Public Goods

Author: Robert Cameron Mitchell

Publisher: Resources for the Future

ISBN: 9780915707324

Page: 463

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Provides decision makers, policy analysts, and social scientists, with a detailed discussion of a new techniques for the valuation of goods not traded in prevate markets.

Survey of Current Business

For goods without markets , value is often measured by total willingness to pay
for the good . Such values are not ... The distinction between public and private
goods is central for many nonmarket and environmental commodities . In a
perfectly ...

Survey of Current Business

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Measuring the Value of Culture

There are a number of ways in which the value of externalities provided by public
goods may be measured and they can broadly be divided into revealed and
stated preference methods. Revealed preference methods involve gathering
market ...

Measuring the Value of Culture

Author: Jeanette D. Snowball

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354074360X

Page: 230

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This book documents the use of methods that put a value on cultural goods, including theater, cultural events, museums, archeological sites, and libraries. The author sets forth the advantages and disadvantages of each method using case studies to illustrate how they work. Moreover, the theoretical background of the methods and the kind of information they can provide are discussed. Both market and non-market valuation techniques are covered.

The Public Finances

Nonetheless , this cost will not show up in any statistical series as a government
outlay . The search for any completely suitable measure of the value of public
services must be abandoned early in the game . Different goods and services
may ...

The Public Finances

Author: James M. Buchanan

Publisher: Richard d Irwin

ISBN: 9780256033403

Page: 410

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Federal Government

We can conceive of the annual value of the production of private enterprise and
government as being measured by the total value of the goods and services
produced by them , respectively , over the period of a year . The value of the
private ...

Federal Government

Author: Bower Aly

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Page: 220

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Public Goods and Private Wants

This measure is perhaps not so well adapted for exploring the way people think
about government as category rating , nor does it give much information as to
strength of people ' s values or preferences . On the other hand , it is very simple
for ...

Public Goods and Private Wants

Author: Simon Kemp

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

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Page: 196

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Kemp (psychology, U. of Canterbury, New Zealand) uses psychophysical scaling techniques to measure how people value goods and services provided by government. Such measure is necessary, he says, because people's behavior reveals little of their feeling about government services. His topics include economics and public goods, quality of life, taxation and its relationship to spending, and valuation and knowledge of cost. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Measuring Water Quality Benefits

That is , contingent valuation can accurately measure values of environmental
amenities -- that individuals can easily ... organized around a discussion of
potential " biases " in using contingent valuation to measure the values of public
goods .

Measuring Water Quality Benefits

Author: V. Kerry Smith

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780898381818

Page: 328

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Almost 5 years ago we began working together on research for the U.S. Environmental Protec tion Agency (EPA) to measure the benefits of water quality regulations. EPA had awarded a contract to Research Triangle Inst~ute (RTIl in response to a proposal that Bill wrote on measuring these benefits. After meeting with the EPA project officer, Dr Ann Fisher, the basic outlines of what would become this research were framed. Upon the suggestion of Bob Anderson, then chief of the Benefits Branch at EPA, we selected the Monongahela River as the focal point of a case study that would compare alternative benefit measurement approaches. Exactly how this case study would be done remained vague, but Ann urged that there be a survey and that nonuse benefits be included in the question naire design. Of course, Bill agreed. At the same time, Kerry was independently working on a review article that tied together some of the loose threads in the option value literature. He had also been thinking about how to measure option value, as well as working on ways to generalize the travel cost approach for estimating benefits of site attributes. Glenn Morris at RTI suggested that Bill have lunch with him and Kerry and that they could talk about Bill's research to see if there were any mutual interest. Over the lunch and Bill's ever present dessert in a Chapel Hill restaurant, we found out just how much we have in common.

Social Psychology Quarterly

In are being asked to give up what they possess measuring values , however , a
consistent ( in terms of money or time ... toward maintenance rather than cited
study by Hammack and Brown ( 1974 ) , against ( as in the case of public goods )
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Social Psychology Quarterly

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Includes theoretical and empirical papers on topics in social psychology including sociometry. Publishes works by both sociologists and psychologists.

Principles of Economics

Although we pay for most government goods and services through taxes , we pay
for some in the same way we pay for private goods and ... In measuring value ,
economists accept the market's judgment and do not try to impose their own .

Principles of Economics

Author: J. Vernon Henderson

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Measuring Your Library s Value

How to Do a Cost-Benefit Analysis for Your Public Library Donald S. Elliott, Glen
E. Holt, Sterling W. Hayden, Leslie Edmonds Holt. Cost-benefit analysis is a
powerful tool for decision making because it measures both benefits and costs in
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Measuring Your Library s Value

Author: Donald S. Elliott

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838909232

Page: 181

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With tax-funded organizations under microscopic scrutiny, library directors need to make a strong public case for the value their library provides. Measuring Your Library's Value, designed to serve large to medium-sized public libraries, gives librarians the tools to conduct a defensible and credible Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA). Based on research funded by IMLS and PLA, this hands-on reference covers the economic basics with librarian-friendly terms and examples, preparing library leaders to collaborate with economist-consultants. Library directors and trustees will learn how to credibly measure the dollars and cents value your community receives from library services and access proven examples for communicating what different community stakeholders need to hear.

Finances Publiques

that is really telling - and on this basis , a " conceptually ideal ” notion of the
income value of public goods is devised . This notion is then translated into a
workable measure using conventional tools of public finance . In section III , I
devise and ...

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New Approaches to the Economics of Plant Health

CHAPTER 8 ESTIMATING THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF TREES AT RISK FROM
A QUARANTINE DISEASE FRANCISCO J. ... However, few studies have ever
quantitavely measured the value of environmental public goods that specific ...

New Approaches to the Economics of Plant Health

Author: Alfons G.J.M. Oude Lansink

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402058264

Page: 202

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The world trade of plants and plant products is gradually increasing in both quantity and variety. Also, as more and more citizens are nowadays travelling to distant destinations, there is an increased risk of unintentionally importing harmful organisms and invasive species. Governments respond to increased phytosanitary risks by imposing trade-restricting measures. However, they are under increasing pressure of the private sector and the World Trade Organization to justify costly and trade-restricting phytosanitary policies. On the other side, current phytosanitary policies are required to account for impacts on the environment. This book presents a number of recent scientific developments regarding the economic analysis of impacts that harmful organisms have on agriculture and the environment, and of measures to control these organisms. It also contains a number of new approaches that integrate economic and epidemiological modelling and economic approaches for measuring these impacts.

Measuring Quality

no "market prices“ for services can be determined, two other ways have been
tried for assessing the economic value of ... Using surveys to value public goods,
the contingent valuation method, Resources for the Future, Washington 41Aabø,
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Measuring Quality

Author: Roswitha Poll

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3598440286

Page: 269

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The first edition of this handbook appeared in 1996 and dealt with academic libraries. It gained wide acceptance and was translated into five other languages. After ten years the new edition widens the perspective to public libraries and adds indicators for electronic services and cost-effectiveness. The handbook has been considerably enlarged, from 17 to 40 indicators. It gives practical help by showing examples of possible results for each indicator. The handbook is intended as practical instrument for the evaluation of library services. Although it aims specifically at academic and public libraries, most indicators will also apply to all other types of libraries.

Using Experimental Methods in Environmental and Resource Economics

Bishop , R . C . and T . Heberlein ( 1979 ) , ' Measuring values of extramarket
goods : are indirect measures biased ? ' , American Journal of Agricultural
Economics , 61 , 926 – 30 . Bohm , P . ( 1972 ) , ' Estimating demand for public
goods : an ...

Using Experimental Methods in Environmental and Resource Economics

Author: John A. List

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

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Page: 186

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This book explores frontier work at the intersection of experimental and environmental economics. It focuses on improving benefit - cost analysis, which remains the hallmark of public policy decision-making around the globe. It also explores important aspects associated with optimal resource use and regulation of resources.

The Public Budgeting and Finance Primer

It is often very difficult to accurately measure the social value of public goods.
Sometimes theirobserved prices do not even exist. Therefore, researchers relyon
anapproach called shadow pricing to measure benefits and costs ofpublic ...

The Public Budgeting and Finance Primer

Author: Jay Eungha Ryu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317455088

Page: 320

View: 239

This primer succinctly summarises key theoretical concepts in fiscal choice for both practitioners and scholars. The author contends that fiscal choice is ultimately a choice of both politics and economics. The book first introduces budget institutions and processes at various levels of government, which restrict budget decision makers' discretion. It also explains budget decision makers' efforts to make rational resource allocations. It then shows how and why such efforts are stymied by the decision makers' capacity and institutional settings. The book's unique benefit is its emphasis on all the essential topics, with short, module-type chapters which can be read in any order.