The transfer of environmental values in time and space has increased rapidly with the widespread use of cost benefit analysis in project evaluation and regulatory assessments over the last three decades. The purpose of this volume is to take a snapshot of the research that is ongoing in the area of value transfer (benefit transfer). It includes papers by some of the most influential authors in the area, and covers the latest developments in the field. It will be useful for academics conducting research in this area and for practitioners in government agencies and ministries, as well as consulting firms.
Preface; S. Navrud and R. Ready.- Foreward; A.C. Fisher.- 1. REVIEW OF METHODS FOR VALUE TRANSFER; S. Navrud and R. Ready.- 2. BENEFIT AND INFORMATIONAL TRANSFERS; D. Brookshire and J. Chermak.- 3. CORRESPONDENCE AND CONVERGENCE IN BENEFIT TRANSFER ACCURACY: META-ANALYTIC REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE; R. Rosenberger and T. Phipps.- 4. TRANSFERRING LANDSCAPE VALUES: HOW AND HOW ACCURATELY?; J.M.L. Santos.- 5. MORBIDITY VALUE TRANSFER; R. Ready and S. Navrud.- 6. UNCERTAINTY, BENEFIT TRANSFERS, AND PHYSICAL MODELS: A MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY FOCUS; D. Brookshire, J. Chermak and R. DeSimone.- 7. ESTIMATING THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF IMPROVEMENTS IN RIVER ECOLOGY USING CHOICE EXPERIMENTS: AN APPLICATION TO THE WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE; N. Hanley, R.E. Wright, and B. Alvarez-Farizo.- 8. CONTRASTING CONVENTIONAL WITH MULTI-LEVEL MODELING APPROACHES TO META-ANALYSIS: EXPECTATION CONSISTENCY IN UK WOODLAND RECREATION VALUES; I.J. Bateman and A.P. Jones.- 9. BENEFIT TRANSFER USING META-ANALYSIS IN RECREATION ECONOMIC VALUATION; R. Shrestha, R Rosenberger, and J. Loomis.- 10. BENEFIT VALUE TRANSFERS CONDITIONAL ON SITE ATTRIBUTES: SOME EVIDENCE OF RELIABILITY FROM FOREST RECREATION IN IRELAND; R. Scarpa, W.G. Hutchinson, S.M. Chilton, and J. Buongiorno.- 11. CAN USE AND NON-USE VALUES BE TRANSFERRED ACROSS COUNTRIES?; D. Kristófersson and S. Navrud.- 12. THE APPLICATION OF BAYESIAN METHODS IN BENEFIT TRANSFER; C. León, R. León, and F. Vázquez-Polo.-13. IMPROVING THE PRACTICE OF BENEFITS TRANSFER: A PREFERENCE CALIBRATION APPROACH; S. Pattanayak, V. K. Smith, and G. Van Houtven.- 14. HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH? THE VALUE OF INFORMATION FROM BENEFIT TRANSFERS INA POLICY CONTEXT; D. Barton.- 15. LESSONS LEARNED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL VALUE TRANSFER; S. Navrud and R. Ready.