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Exploring values, context and perceptions in contingent valuation studies: the CV Market Stall technique and willingness to pay for wildlife conservation.

By Lorna J. Phillip and Douglas C. MacMillan

Abstract

Public preferences for conservation and environmental management may be identified in willingness to pay (WTP) studies. Normally part of a contingent valuation exercise, WTP studies elicit monetary estimates of non-market economic goods. This paper describes a new approach to WTP, the CV Market Stall, a technique that adds a discursive, qualitative dimension to contingent valuation. It is suggested that the CV Market Stall technique is a good method for exploring attitudes and responses to environmental project proposals. The flexible format, with an emphasis upon information provision, discussion and learning would also allow contingent valuation to be extended to much more complex and uncertain environmental issue

Topics: GE, GN
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:kar.kent.ac.uk:9659

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