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Contingent valuation methodology (CVM) has been increasingly applied to cultural resources. CVM employs survey methods to gather stated preference information, which can be used to estimate economic values of various cultural resources and projects. Although popular in other fields, the application of CVM in the cultural arena is relatively recent. This(More)
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1 The authors thank participants in a brownbag workshop at Appalachian State University and a session at the 2012 Southern Economic Association Meetings for helpful comments. Abstract. We survey concert-goers during the season and gather revealed preference and ex-ante stated preference data. We then survey the same concert goers after the season and gather(More)
Environmental justice (EJ) is prominent in environmental policy, yet EJ research is plagued by debates over methodological procedures. A well-established economic approach, the hedonic price method, can offer guidance on one contentious aspect of EJ research: the choice of the spatial unit of analysis. Environmental managers charged with preventing or(More)
The recent evidence that tumors already possess the potential to metas-tasize or have already done so when the primary tumor is removed has been interpreted as being incompatible with the current multistep carcinogenesis model (1). However, the model could still be true even if the molecular signatures for metastasis, independently proposed by van de Vijver(More)
Green building adoption is driven by both performance-based benefits and marketing based benefits. Performance based benefits are those that improve performance or lower operating costs of the building or of building users. Marketing benefits stem from the consumer response to green certification. This study illustrates the relative importance of the(More)