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October 29, 1998

Washington, DC
This workshop was geared toward economists and policymakers researching the values that can be placed on ecosystem attributes with special attention given to the policy applications of such research. Sponsored by US EPA Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental Research and Quality Assurance and US EPA Office of Policy, Office of Economy and Environment.
Contact Person: Nicole Owens (owens.nicole@epa.gov)

  One Day Workshop
  Opening Remarks
9:00 - 9:15 Opening Remarks
Presenter: Brett Snyder, Director US EPA Economy and Environment Division
  Session 1 - Estimating the Value of Ecosystem Resources
9:15-10:00 "Valuing Research Leads: Bioprospecting and the Conservation of Genetic Resources"
Presenter: Arthur Small, Columbia University
10:00 - 10:45 "Decision-Making Under Uncertainty in the Conservation of Biological Diversity"
Presenter: Stephen Polasky, Oregon State University & President's Council of Economic Advisors
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:10 Policy Discussion #1
Presenter: Kathleen Bell, US EPA Office of Economy and Environment
11:10 - 11:20 Policy Discussion #2
Presenter: David Simpson, Resources for the Future
11:20 - 11:30 Policy Discussion #3
Presenter: John Tschirhart, University of Wyoming
11:30-12:15 Question & Answer
12:15 - 1:30 Lunch
  Session 2 - Improving Stated Preference Valuation of Ecosystems
1:30 - 2:15 "Developing Conjoint Stated Preference Methods for Valuation of Environmental Resources Within Their Ecological Context"
Presenter: James Opaluch, University of Rhode Island
2:15 - 3:00 "Stated Preference Valuation Using Real Money for Real Forested Wetlands"
Presenter: Stephen Swallow, University of Rhode Island
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 3:25 Policy Discussion #1
Presenter: Brian Heninger, US EPA Office of Economy and Environment
3:25 - 3:35 Policy Discussion #2
Presenter: Thomas Stevens, University of Massachusetts
3:35 - 3:45 Policy Discussion #3
Presenter: George Peterson, US Forest Service
3:45 - 4:30 Question & Answer
4:30 Adjournement


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