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The Use and Misuse of Surveys in Economic Analysis: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Under CERCLA

Cicchetti, Charles J. and Dubin, Jeffrey A. and Wilde, Louis L. (1991) The Use and Misuse of Surveys in Economic Analysis: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Under CERCLA. Social Science Working Paper, 768. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished) https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170830-153743263

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Abstract

This paper examines problems with the admissibility of contingent use methodology surveys in natural resource damage assessment cases under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as well as the propriety of their use in formulating public policy. Using a contingent use survey conducted in conjunction with the New Bedford Harbor Superfund case and two follow-up surveys, a number of errors and biases associated with contingent use methodology surveys are isolated and analyzed.


Item Type:Report or Paper (Working Paper)
Additional Information:The authors thank Ellen K. Moran, Kristina M. Sepetys and Mary-Elizabeth Vault for their contributions to the paper.
Group:Social Science Working Papers
Series Name:Social Science Working Paper
Issue or Number:768
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