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Contingent valuation of improved water quality in the lower Waimakariri River
(Lincoln University (Canterbury, N.Z.). Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, 1993-12)
Unit day values: an application to Auckland regional parks
Unit Day Values (UDV) have been widely used in North America to estimate the recreational and related benefits from parks and similar non-market resources. In essence they rely upon expert assessments based on previous ...
Auckland regional parks network: assessment of benefits & expenditure recovery options
The Auckland Regional Council (ARC) maintains and administers a network of countryside and conservation parks, as well as the Botanic Gardens and stadia at Mount Smart. The annual budget of the Auckland Regional Parks ...
Option value: improving resource allocation efficiency
(Lincoln University. Centre for Resource Management, 1991-10)
Measuring consumer benefits associated with a policy or a project in a world where prices and outcomes are known with certainty is, at least in theory, straightforward. Changes in consumer surplus provide an appropriate ...
Analysis of oil and gas exploration and discovery in New Zealand - a basis for supply forecasting
(Ministry of Economic Development, 1998-04)
The long term sustainability of oil and natural gas supply in New Zealand will depend upon several factors, in particular the size and location of commercially exploitable resources, and the success of industry in ...
Measuring the costs and benefits of plant protection
(New Zealand Plant Protection Society, 1993)
Plant protection can encompass a number of activities. Weed control in cereals, competitor suppression for pine seedlings, weevil control in lucerne, control of fruit worm in tomatoes, black spot on apples, powdery mildew ...
Vegetation protection: some economic analysis
(New Zealand Association of Economists, 1992-08)
Possums, a native of Australia, were first liberated in New Zealand in 1858 to provide a source of fur. Today they number about 70 million and few parts of the country have not been invaded by possums. Possums have well ...
Output measurement in evaluation of ecosystem protection programmes
(Environmental Economics Research Group. Department of Economics, University of Stirling, UK, 1995-06)
Protection of species and ecosystems from damage by introduced species typically involves use of taxpayer funds. Governments are increasingly concerned to ensure value for money is achieved, and request evaluation of these ...
New methodology for the ecological footprint with an application to the New Zealand economy
(Lincoln University. Commerce Division, 1997-04)
Sustainable development has become a primary objective for many countries throughout the world since the late 1980’s. A major difficulty associated with sustainable development objectives, however, is the absence of reliable ...
Soil compaction and farm sustainability indicators
This paper outlines the bio-physical processes and consequences of soil compaction, its economic significance for farmers, and the possible reasons for mismanagement of soil. Methodologies for valuing the effects of soil ...