Alternative models of recreational off-highway vehicle site demand

Jeffrey Englin, Thomas Holmes, Rebecca Niell

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A controversial recreation activity is off-highway vehicle use. Off-highway vehicle use is controversial because it is incompatible with most other activities and is extremely hard on natural eco-systems. This study estimates utility theoretic incomplete demand systems for four off-highway vehicle sites. Since two sets of restrictions are equally consistent with utility theory both are imposed and the best fitting restrictions are identified using Voung's non-nested testing scheme. The demand system is modeled using both Poisson and negative binomial II distributions. Data are provided by a survey conducted at four recreational off-highway vehicle (OHV) sites in western North Carolina.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-338
Number of pages12
JournalEnvironmental and Resource Economics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Incomplete demand system
  • Integrability
  • Off-road vehicle
  • Travel cost

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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