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What economic value do Albertans place on containing Chronic Wasting Disease? Open Access

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Subject/Keyword
Alberta
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Passive Use Value
Stated Preference
Chronic Wasting Disease
Latent Class Model
Prion
Non Market Value
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Forbes, Keldi
Supervisor and department
Adamowicz, Vic (Rural Economy)
Examining committee member and department
Boxall, Peter (Rural Economy)
Aiken, Judd (Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science)
Department
Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology
Specialization

Date accepted
2011-08-22T19:00:22Z
Graduation date
2011-11
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This study was undertaken to examine the economic value of government sponsored control programs to limit the levels of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Alberta. Respondents’ knowledge, attitudes and preferences concerning aspects of CWD including control methods were also addressed. Employing an attribute based stated preference survey combined with contingent valuation style analysis, the study estimated households’ economic value or willingness to pay (WTP) through a 10 year income tax increase for control programs with varying outcomes in terms of disease spread and prevalence levels. The study found that as a whole Albertans are concerned about the disease and willing to commit money to fighting it. That being said, the levels of concern, as well as the economic value vary widely amongst several distinct groups.
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English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3C623
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