A structural equations approach to modeling consumptive recreation demand

Jeffrey Englin, David Lambert, W. Douglass Shaw

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In this analysis we develop a two equation structural model of a count travel cost model of recreational angling demand and angling success. By modeling the two equations jointly we avoid the difficulties associated with the usual approach which estimates the demand for recreational fishing sites assuming the existence of an exogenous measure of fishing quality. Our analysis explicitly develops the joint log likelihood function that combines the two processes. We estimate our model using full information maximum likelihood methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-43
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Environmental Economics and Management
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1997
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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