Rock climbing is an increasingly popular recreation activity worldwide, nevertheless there are only few studies that estimate the demand for it. In this paper the Kuhn-Tucker approach is used to estimate the demand for rock climbing in Sicily, the recreation value of different climbing sites, and the welfare impact of changes in selected quality attributes at these sites. In modelling the demand for climbing we account for the heterogeneity of preferences and the injury risk. We find that decreasing the level of injury risk generates remarkable welfare gains to climbers. This is the first study we know of that provides a welfare measure of risk reduction in rock climbing and one of a very few studies in environmental economics that uses a revealed preference approach to estimate a welfare measure associated with a reduction in risk.
|Titolo:||Valuing the Benefits of Rock Climbing and the Welfare Gains from Decreasing Injury Risk|
SIGNORELLO, Giovanni [Formal Analysis]
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|