Benefit Transfer of Environmental and Resource Values

A Guide for Researchers and Practitioners

  • Robert J. Johnston
  • John Rolfe
  • Randall S. Rosenberger
  • Roy Brouwer

Part of the The Economics of Non-Market Goods and Resources book series (ENGO, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction and Policy Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Rolfe, Robert J. Johnston, Randall S. Rosenberger, Roy Brouwer
      Pages 3-17
    3. Robert J. Johnston, John Rolfe, Randall S. Rosenberger, Roy Brouwer
      Pages 19-59
    4. Roy Brouwer, Ståle Navrud
      Pages 71-83
    5. John Rolfe, Jeffrey Bennett, Geoffrey Kerr
      Pages 85-100
  3. Methods and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. John C. Whitehead, O. Ashton Morgan, William L. Huth
      Pages 119-140
    3. John Rolfe, Jill Windle, Robert J. Johnston
      Pages 141-162
    4. Robert J. Johnston, Mahesh Ramachandran, George R. Parsons
      Pages 163-189
    5. John Rolfe, Jill Windle, Jeffrey Bennett
      Pages 191-208
    6. Richard T. Carson, Jordan J. Louviere, John M. Rose, Joffre Swait
      Pages 209-236
    7. Silvia Ferrini, Marije Schaafsma, Ian J. Bateman
      Pages 275-305
    8. Randall S. Rosenberger
      Pages 307-326
  4. Meta-analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Jon P. Nelson
      Pages 329-356
    3. John Rolfe, Roy Brouwer, Robert J. Johnston
      Pages 357-381
    4. Kevin J. Boyle, Sapna Kaul, Christopher F. Parmeter
      Pages 383-418
  5. Spatial and Geographical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419
    2. Luke M. Brander, Florian V. Eppink, Philipp Schägner, Pieter J. H. van Beukering, Alfred Wagtendonk
      Pages 465-485
  6. Bayesian Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 487-487
    2. Daniel J. Phaneuf, George Van Houtven
      Pages 525-549
  7. Status and Prospects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 551-551
    2. Robert J. Johnston, Randall S. Rosenberger, John Rolfe, Roy Brouwer
      Pages 553-574
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 575-582

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive review of environmental benefit transfer methods, issues and challenges, covering topics relevant to researchers and practitioners. Early chapters provide accessible introductory materials suitable for non-economists. These chapters also detail how benefit transfer is used within the policy process. Later chapters cover more advanced topics suited to valuation researchers, graduate students, and those with similar knowledge of economic and statistical theory and methods. This book provides the most complete coverage of environmental benefit transfer methods available in a single location.

The book targets a wide audience, including undergraduate and graduate students, practitioners in economics and other disciplines looking for a one-stop handbook covering benefit transfer topics, and those who wish to apply or evaluate benefit transfer methods. It is designed for those both with and without training in economics


Benefit Transfer Cost Benefit Analysis Economic Value Environmental Economics Valuation

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert J. Johnston
    • 1
  • John Rolfe
    • 2
  • Randall S. Rosenberger
    • 3
  • Roy Brouwer
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Economics and George Perkins Marsh InstituteClark UniversityWorcesterUSA
  2. 2.School of Business and LawCQUniversityRockhamptonAustralia
  3. 3.Dept. of Forest Ecosystems & SocietyOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  4. 4.Department of Environmental EconomicsVrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9929-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9930-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-487X
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