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Non-compensatory preference structures in non-market valuation of natural area policy.


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Lockwood, M (1996) Non-compensatory preference structures in non-market valuation of natural area policy. Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 40 (2). pp. 85-101. ISSN 0004-9395.

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Non-compensatory preferences may form a significant component of individuals' values for non-market goods such as natural areas, especially in the context of a reduction in environmental quality. The widespread neglect of such preferences can result in erroneous estimates of changes in economic welfare. Non-market valuation using techniques such as contingent valuation therefore need to take into account the possibility that some individuals hold noncompensatory preferences. The formal structure of the lexicographic noncompensatory ordering is described, and the theoretical implications of an individual holding such preferences over some region of goods space is examined. A method for the empirical identification of non-compensatory preference orderings is outlined.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Environmental Economics, Policy, Institutional, Behavioral Economics
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics
Page Range: pp. 85-101
ISSN: 0004-9395.
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2009 03:04
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:55
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