ASyD

ISSN: 1870-5472

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Volumen 2, Número 2. Jul-Dic 2005

PANEL ESTIMATORS THAT COMBINE TRAVEL COST AND CONTINGENT BEHAVIOR DATA SETS FOR EVALUATING PROTECTED AREAS

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Although conservation policies and practices have always been influenced by political and economic factors, economic analysis has played a limited role in conservation decision-making until recent years. Many people are realizing that the fundamental forces driving the loss of biological diversity (e.g. land conversion and over-exploitation of natural parks) have economic roots. This paper extends a fairly conceptual innovation used by Cameron (1992) for measuring impure public goods. A model was developed using the information of a travel cost set and a contingent behavior set by imposing restrictions in the cross-equation parameters without losing consistency in the utility function specified. The present value of tourism visits to the monarch butterfly sanctuary using the probit model was calculated from a range of discount rate options. This present value ranges from 35 to 80 million dollars. The own-price elasticity for the model using admission fees was also estimated for calculating the revenue-maximizing admission fee. The optimal entrance fee from the landowners’ perspective was calculated at 15 dollars.

Palabras clave: Stated information, revealed information, random probit model, impure public goods

Volumen 2, Número 2

Volumen 2, Número 2
Jul-Dic 2005


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Said Infante Gil


Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde


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Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
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