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Using Surveys to Value Public Goods
Robert Cameron Mitchell and Richard T. Carson
1989/488 pages
hardcover, ISBN 0-915707-32-2 / $52.95
Table of Contents
Foreword

Preface

1. Valuing Public Goods Using the Contingent Valuation Method

2. Theoretical Basis of the Contingent Valuation Method

3. Benefits and Their Measurement

4. Variations in Contingent Valuation Scenario Designs

5. The Methodological Challenge

6. Will Respondents Answer Honestly?

7. Strategic Behavior and Contingent Valuation Studies

8. Can Respondents Answer Meaningfully?

9. Hypothetical Values and Contingent Valuation Studies

10. Enhancing Reliability

11. Measurement Bias

12. Sampling and Aggregation Issues

13. Conclusion

Appendix A. Summary of the Content, Form, and Methodologies of Selected Contingent Valuation Surveys

Appendix B. Survey Instrument for a National Water Benefits Survey

Appendix C. Hypothesis Testing and Experimental Design in Contingent Valuation Surveys
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