THE ECONOMICS OF OUTDOOR RECREATION CONGESTION: A CASE STUDY OF CAMPING

Bias in estimating recreational values may result if congestion is ignored in the demand model specification. Theoretical and empirical considerations pertaining to recreation congestion are summarized. Empirical results for camping in Western Massachusetts are presented which demonstrate the potential degree of bias from demand model misspecification. The results indicate that recreational values may be strongly influenced by congestion effects and that camping areas with relatively low densities may have a higher economic value than high density areas with similar facilities.


Issue Date:
1979-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/159300
Published in:
Journal of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council, Volume 08, Number 1
Journal of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council
Page range:
13-16
Total Pages:
4




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