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Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Environmental Sciences

1998

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Valuing Environmental Amenities With Nonparametric And Semiparametric Methods , John Russell Crooker Jan 1998

Valuing Environmental Amenities With Nonparametric And Semiparametric Methods , John Russell Crooker

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The dissertation consists of three essays. Each essay is presented in its own chapter beginning with chapter II. While each chapter is written as a stand alone document, the essays complement each other in subject matter, methodology and relevance to the econometrics and natural resource economics literature. In particular, the most fundamental problem investigated is how can we, as precisely as possible, value non-market goods without making parametric assumptions that may influence welfare estimates;The three essays comprising this dissertation contribute to the knowledge of the economics valuation literature in several important ways. First, semi-nonparametric and nonparametric estimators are rigorously ...