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Benefits Transfer: Procedures, Problems, and Research Needs, 1992 Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Workshop, Snowbird, Utah (1993)

Paper Number: EE-0078

Document Date: 04/01/1993

Author(s):  Conference Organizers - Bingham, Tayler H.; Kealy, Mary Jo; David, Elizabeth L.; LeBlanc, Michael; Graham-Tomassi, Theodore; Leeworthy, Robert

Subject Area(s): Economic Analysis, Benefits Analysis, Benefits Transfer Methods

Keywords: Economic Analysis, Benefits Analysis, Benefits Transfer Methods, Association of Environmental and Resource Economists


This document contains the proceedings for the 1992 Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Workshop on benefits transfer.  At the workshop, three formal papers on benefit transfer issues and six benefits transfer study protocols were presented.  This report contains the text of these papers as well as introductory remarks and discussant comments on them.  The  authors and the titles of their papers/presentations/comments contained in the document include:

  • David S. Brookshire: "Issues Regarding Benefits Transfer"
  • Leland B. Deck and Lauraine G. Chestnut: "Benefits Transfer: How Good Is Good Enough?"
  • Edward R. Morey: "What is Consumer's Surplus for a Day of Use, And What Does it Tell Us about Consumer's Surplus?"
  • John C. Bergstrom and Kevin J. Boyle: "Groundwater Valuation: Dougherty County, Georgia"
  • Appendix A: Maps and Schematics
  • William H. Desvousges, Richard W. Dunford, and Kristy E. Mathews: "Natural Resources Damages Valuation: Arthur Kill Oil Spill"
  • Carol Adaire Jones: "Recreational Fishing Valuation: Application of the Type-A Model"
  • Susan B. Kask: "Long-Term Health risks Valuation: Pigeon River, North Carolina"
  • Mary Jo Kealy, Susan Herrod, George Parsons, and Mark Montgomery: "Recreational Fishing Valuation: Acid Rain Provisions of the Clean Air Act Amendments"
  • Lauraine G. Chestnut and Robert D. Rowe: "Visibility Valuation: Acid Rain Provisions of the Clean Air Act"
  • Trudy Ann Cameron: "Issues in Benefits Transfer"
  • Alan J. Krupnick: "Benefit Transfer and Social Costing"
  • James J. Opaluch and Marisa J. Mazzotta: "Fundamental Issues in Benefit Transfer and Natural Resource Damage Assessment"
  • Martin H. David: "Benefiting Benefit Transfer: Information Systems for Complex Scientific Data"
  • Appendix A: Economic Analysis and Resource Branch Environmental Benefits Database (Problem Note: Some of the page numbers for this section are missing from the attached pdf file, as well as from the NSCEP version of the report. This appears to have resulted from errors in the duplication of the paper copy from which the digital file was scanned.)
  • Appendix B: Attendees List

A copy of this report is also available through the National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP)

This report is part of the  Environmental Economics Research Inventory.

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