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October 12 and 13, 2000

Doubletree Hotel, Embassy Row, Washington, DC
This two day workshop sponsored by EPA's National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) and EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE) explored the current state of stated preference research - taking stock of how the field has advanced since the NOAA panel and discussing the direction future research should take in order to help inform policy decisions. The workshop consisted of three sessions (theory and design, validity, and applications - health and ecosystems) followed by a panel discussion, "The NOAA Panel and the Seven Year Itch."

Contact Person: Kelly Brown (brown.kelly@epa.gov), Matt Clark (clark.matthew@epa.gov), Julie Hewitt (hewitt.julie@epa.gov), or Nicole Owens (owens.nicole@epa.gov).
Proceedings

  Day 1
  1. Registration and Coffee
8:00 - 8:45
  2. Introduction
8:45 - 9:00
  3. Theory and Design of Stated Preference Methods
Session Moderator: Nicole Owens US EPA NCEE
9:00 - 9:30 Incentive and Informational Properties of Preference Questions
Presenter: Richard Carson, University of California, San Diego
9:30 - 10:00 Optimal Design for Choice Experiments
Presenter: Barbara Kanninen, University of Minnesota
10:00 - 10:30 Title to be announced
Presenter: John Payne, Duke University
10:30 -10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:05 Policy Discussant
Presenter: Julie Hewitt, US EPA NCEE
11:05 - 11:25 Discussant
Presenter: John Horowitz, University of Maryland
11:25 - 12:00 Discussion
  4. Lunch
12:00 - 1:30
  5. Validity of Stated Preference Methods
Session Moderator: Julie Hewitt US EPA NCEE
1:30 - 2:00 The Value of Visibility: A Comparison of Stated Preference Methods
Presenter: John Halstead, University of New Hampshire
2:00 - 2:30 Title to be announced
Presenter: Carol Mansfield, Research Triangle Institute
2:30 - 3:00 Progress Toward Comparing Willingness to Pay from Contingent Choice Studies Using Hypothetical and Real Money: Wetland Valuation
Presenter: Stephen Swallow, University of Rhode Island
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 3:45 Ask a Hypothetical Question: Get a Valuable Answer?
Presenter: Joe Herriges, Iowa State University
3:45 - 4:05 Policy Discussant
Presenter: Kelly Brown, US EPA NCEE
4:05 - 4:25 Discussant
Presenter: Anna Alberini, University of Maryland
4:25 - 5:00 Discussion
  Day 2
  6. Registration and Coffee
8:30 - 9:00
  7. Applications of Stated Preference Methods to Ecosystem Issues
Session Moderator: Kelly Brown US EPA NCEE
9:00 - 9:30 Do Wetlands Kill Trees?: Misperceptions and Knowledge in Valuing Wetland Ecosystems
Presenter: John Hoehn, Michigan State University
9:30 - 10:00 Strength of Preference Indicators
Presenter: Jim Opaluch, University of Rhode Island
10:00 - 10:15 Discussant
Presenter: Dan Hellerstein, USDA ERS
10:15 -10:30 Break
  8. Applications of Stated Preference Methods to Health Issues
Session Moderator: Kelly Brown US EPA NCEE
10:30 - 11:00 Evaluating Contingent Valuation of Environmental Health Risks: The Proportionality Test
Presenter: James Hammitt, Harvard University
11:00 - 11:30 Age Health and the Willingness to Pay for Mortality Risk Reductions: A Contingent Valuation Survey of Ontario Residents
Presenter: Maureen Cropper, World Bank and University of Maryland
11:30 - 11:45 Discussant
Presenter: Steve Crutchfield, USDA ERS
11:45 - 12:15 Discussion
  9. Lunch
12:15 - 1:30
  Panel Discussion: The NOAA Guidelines and the Seven Year Itch
Panel Moderator: Matthew Clark US EPA NCER
1:30 - 1:45 Recap of the NOAA Guidelines
Presenter: Nicole Owens, US EPA NCEE
1:45 - 3:45 Panel
Presenter: Al McGartland, US EPA NCEE
Presenter: Carol Jones, USDA ERA
Presenter: David Chapman, NOAA
Presenter: Kerry Smith, North Carolina State University
Presenter: Maureen Cropper, World Bank and University of Maryland
Presenter: Michael Hanemann, University of California, Berkeley
Presenter: Paul DeCivita, Health Canada
Presenter: Randall Lutter, American Enterprise Institute
Presenter: Richard Carson, University of California, San Diego
3:45 - 4:00 Break
4:00 - 5:00 Discussion

 

 

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