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Solid waste management is becoming less a matter of personal household initiative and more an institutionalized system of legislation and programs. In order to decrease the amount of waste that is produced, discarded, and disposed of (landfilled or incinerated), governments, non-profit...
Canadians produced 1 tonne of solid waste per capita in 1988 (CCME 1989). This level of solid waste production places Canada among the largest producers of solid waste per capita in the world. Due to decreasing landfill capacity, and the increasing cost of solid waste disposal in landfills to 50%...
Wood is the primary source of household energy for many African countries. Fuelwood is used for cooking meals, heating homes (as the season requires), making charcoal, etc. Much of the existing literature concerning fuelwood is broad in scope and does not provide insights into the microeconomic...
Consumer preferences for goods and services are characterized by heterogeneity. Accounting for this heterogeneity in economic analysis will be useful in estimating unbiased models as well as for forecasting demand by including individual characteristics and proving a broader picture of the...
Tradeoffs Between Forestry Resource and Conservation Values Under Alternate Forest Policy Regimes: A Spatial Analysis of the Western Canadian Boreal PlainsDownload
An important element of resource management and conservation is an understanding of the tradeoffs between marketed products such as timber and measures of environmental quality such as biodiversity. In this paper, we develop an integrated economic -- ecological spatial optimization model. The...
If economic instruments are to play a role in the resolution of water quantity problems, then two important preliminary steps will be to assess what those problems are and to ascertain what scope there is for resolving them with policy reforms. The next section of the paper addresses these two...
The Incorporation of Nontimber Goods and Services in Integrated Resource Management. I. An Introduction to the Alberta Moose Hunting Study Interim Project ReportDownload
Although participation in recreational hunting has been declining in Alberta throughout the mid 1980s and early 1990s, participation in moose hunting appears to have remained stable until about 1990 (Figure 1). The reasons for this comparative stability and the recent decline in participation are...
The Effects of Alternative Agriculture and Fair Trade on the Development of Producer Groups and Their Members: Case Studies from Northern ThailandDownload
This study examines the economic, social and environmental effects of alternative agricultural methods, traded through fair trade mechanisms, on producers in northern Thailand. These effects are compared with those of conventional agriculture and practised on the same farm). The chosen research...
The Effect of Choice Environment and Task Demands on Consumer Behavior: Discriminating Between Contribution and ConfusionDownload
Choices, whether they are made in actual markets (revealed preferences or RP) or in surveys (stated preference of SP), provide information about the preferences of individuals. These choices also contain what researchers interpret as \"noise\" or unexplained variation; a variety of techniques...
The Economic Value of Wildlife in Alberta: A Database and Analysis of Benefit and Expenditure EstimatesDownload
The \"Wildlife Valuation Database\" is composed of 53 individual studies, providing 181 wildlife and reacreation benefit estimates. The database can be run on an IBM computer with Microsoft Windows 3.1. The format of the database is in the following form; (a) ID number, (b) focus of study (for...