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Establishing and Valuing the Effects of Improved Visibility in Eastern United States (1984)

Paper Number: EE-0003

Document Date: 03/01/1984

Author(s):  Tolley, George S.; Randall, Alan; Bloomquist, Glenn; Fabian, Robert; Fishelson, Gideon; Frankel, Alan; Hoehn, John; Krumm, Ronald; Mensah, Ed; Smith, V. Kerry

Subject Area(s): Economic Analysis,  Air Quality, Benefit Analysis, Contingent Valuation, Stated Preference Methods, Visibility

Keywords: Economic Analysis,  Air Quality, Benefit Analysis, Contingent Valuation, Stated Preference Methods, Visibility

Abstract: 

Three major objectives have been accomplished by the research contained in this report. The first and most important result is the establishment of a visibility value function. The second major objective was to identify particular activities likely to be influenced by visibility and to measure the value of visibility to households in producing these activities. The third major contribution of Project research was to establish a rigorous and operational method of aggregating visibility policy benefits over the entire Eastern U.S..

This paper is part of the  Environmental Economics Research Inventory.

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    Three major objectives accomplished by the research include: (1) most important result is the establishment of a visibility value function; (2) major objective was to identify particular activities likely to be influenced by visibility and to measure the value of visibility to households in producing these activities; and (3) third contribution of Project research was to establish a rigorous and operational method of aggregating visibility policy benefits over the entire Eastern United States.