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Application of a value-based equivalency method to assess environmental damage compensation under the European Environmental Liability Directive

Abstract: The Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) establishes a framework of liability based on the ‘polluter-pays’ principle to prevent and remedy environmental damage. The ELD requires the testing of appropriate equivalency methods to assess the s… more »

Improving the recreational value of Ireland's coastal resources: A contingent behavioural application

Abstract: This paper measures willingness to pay (WTP) for public access to additional beach area and trail improvements to a coastal recreational site in the west of Ireland. The Contingent Behaviour model is used to measure the increased number of tri… more »

Valuing Beach Closures on the Padre Island National Seashore

Abstract: George R. Parsons, Ami K. Kang, Christopher G. Leggett, and Kevin J. Boyle estimate the economic loss due to hypothetical beach closures on the Padre Island National Seashore on the Gulf Coast of Texas. They consider the closure of the entire p… more »

Compensatory Restoration in a Random Utility Model of Recreation Demand

Abstract: Natural Resource Damage Assessment cases often call for compensation in non-monetary or restoration equivalent terms. In this article, we present an approach that uses a conventional economic model, a travel cost random utility model of site ch… more »