Modelling recreation demand using choice experiments: climbing in Scotland

N. Hanley, G.M. Koop, R.E. Wright

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This paper is concerned with the use of thechoice experiment method for modelling thedemand for recreation, using the example ofrock-climbing in Scotland. We begin byoutlining the method itself, including itstheoretical and econometric underpinnings. Datacollection procedures are then outlined. Wepresent results from both nested and non-nestedmodels, and report some tests for theimplications of choice complexity andrationality. Finally, we compare our resultswith a revealed preference data model based onthe same sample of climbers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-466
Number of pages17
JournalEnvironmental and Resource Economics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2002


  • choice experiments
  • complexity
  • environmental valuation
  • rationality
  • recreation demand
  • rock climbing

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