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dc.contributor.authorCullen, Rossen
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-14T03:53:32Z
dc.date.issued1995-06en
dc.identifier.citationCullen, R. (1995). Output measurement in evaluation of ecosystem protection programmes. Discussion Paper in Ecological Economics, June 1995.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/5117
dc.description.abstractProtection 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 ecosystem protection programmes. Use of Cost Effectiveness Analysis in evaluation is hampered by the absence of a measure which recognises both the level and the duration of output achieved by protection actions. An analogous problems is overcome in health programme evaluation by use of QALY and Cost Utility Analysis. A new measure of output from ecosystem protection programmes, Equivalent Ecosystem Protection Years, EPY, is proposed. Use of this measure would allow more accurate comparison of the costs of achieving ecosystem protection at many sites. EPY might be weighted to reflect variations in time of protection, rarity of ecosystems, and importance of areas for recreation, and providea clearer guide to the value of output.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEnvironmental Economics Research Group. Department of Economics, University of Stirling, UKen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Environmental Economics Research Group. Department of Economics, University of Stirling, UKen
dc.rightsCopyright © The Author.en
dc.subjectecosystem protection programmesen
dc.subjectcost utility analysisen
dc.subjectexpenditureen
dc.titleOutput measurement in evaluation of ecosystem protection programmesen
dc.typeDiscussion Paper
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Financial and Business Systemsen
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/FABS
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden


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