Introduction to Stated Preference Methods

  • Thomas C. Brown
Part of the The Economics of Non-Market Goods and Resources book series (ENGO, volume 3)


Stated preference approaches to nonmarket valuation rely on answers to carefully worded survey questions. Those answers—in the form of monetary amounts, choices, ratings, or other indications of preference—are scaled following an appropriate model of preference to yield a measure of value. Two common, and one not so common, stated preference methods are discussed in the next three chapters.


Contingent Valuation Contingent Valuation Method Contingent Valuation Study Monetary Valuation Payment Vehicle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas C. Brown
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  1. 1.Rocky Mountain Research StationU.S. Forest ServiceUSA

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