Title: Testing transferability of willingness to pay for forest fire prevention among three states of California, Florida and Montana
Author: Loomis, John B.; Le, Hung Trong; Gonzalez-Caban, Armando;
Source: Journal of Forest Economics, Vol. 11: 125-140
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Description: The equivalency of willingness to pay between the states of California, Florida and Montana is tested. Residents in California, Florida and Montana have an average willingness to pay of $417, $305, and $382 for prescribed burning program, and $403, $230, and $208 for mechanical fire fuel reduction program, respectively. Due to wide confidence intervals, household WTP in the three states are not statistically different. Over all tests, there is mixed evidence on transferability, but California and Montana WTP are similar to each other for prescribed burning and Florida and Montana have similar values for the mechanical fuel reduction.
Keywords: benefits transfer, contingent valuation, mechanical fuel reduction, prescribed burning
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Loomis, John B.; Le, Hung Trong; Gonzalez-Caban, Armando 2005. Testing transferability of willingness to pay for forest fire prevention among three states of California, Florida and Montana. Journal of Forest Economics, Vol. 11: 125-140
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