On the aggregate value of recreational activities

Janet Lutz, Jeffrey Englin, J. Scott Shonkwiler

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An important consideration in the development of regulations and policies that administer natural resources in an area is the value of the non-market activities supported by those lands. Little attention has been paid to the aggregate value of large geographic areas. This analysis builds a utility-theoretic price index and utilizes this index to estimate an aggregate Poisson demand to value backcountry recreational hiking opportunities in northern California.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-226
Number of pages10
JournalEnvironmental and Resource Economics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Aggregate demand
  • Aggregate welfare
  • Green accounting
  • Non-market valuation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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