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    Author(s): J. Michael Bowker; Donald B.K. English; Jason A. Donovan
    Date: 1996
    Source: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 28(2): 423-432.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    This study examines per trip consumer surplus associated with guided whitewater rafting on two southern rivers. First, household recreation demand functions are estimated based on the individual travel cost model using truncated count data regression methods and alternative price specifications. Findings show mean per trip consumer surplus point estimates between $89 and $286, depending on modeling assumptions and river quality. Magnitudes of these surpluses are very dependent on assumptions about the opportunity cost of time.

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    Bowker, J. Michael; English, Donald B.K.; Donovan, Jason A. 1996. Toward a Value for Guided Rafting on Southern Rivers. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 28(2): 423-432.

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