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Developing a benefit transfer database for environmental values in Queensland

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Jill WindleJill Windle, John RolfeJohn Rolfe
Policy makers are often interested in transferring estimates of environmental values made in one situation to related circumstances. The benefit transfer process is typically reliant on the availability of a number of source studies which have appropriate levels of reliability and relevance to the issue of interest. However, the limited number of non-market valuation studies to draw on for source values currently limits the benefit transfer process. In this paper, an alternative approach to benefit transfer is outlined where a series of valuation studies were specifically performed to build a reference data base of values for benefit transfer purposes. The choice modelling technique was used to estimate community values for protecting soil, water and vegetation stocks in Queensland, Australia, where both state and regional populations were surveyed to generate value estimates in a variety of contexts. The results provide a database where government and natural resourcemanagement agencies can access generic estimates of environmental values.


Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)


Parent Title

51st Annual Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand, 13-16 February, 2007

Start Date



Queenstown, New Zealand


Australian Agricultural & Resource Economics Society

Place of Publication

Lennox Crossing, Canberra, ACT

Peer Reviewed


Open Access


External Author Affiliations

Centre for Environmental Management; Conference; Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS);

Era Eligible


Name of Conference

Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. Conference.

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