Welfare losses due to livestock grazing on public lands: A count data systemwide treatment

J. Scott Shonkwiler, Jeffrey Englin

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Abstract

Backcountry hikers' willingness-to-pay for removing grazing from trails in the Hoover Wilderness is analyzed using a multinomial Dirichlet negative binomial distribution. This multivariate discrete distribution allows the direct calculation of seasonal welfare measures that are derived from an incomplete demand specification. The welfare maximizing choice of activities is examined on a trail-by-trail basis using the results of the analysis. Our findings suggest that a mix of hiking and grazing activities provide the greatest social welfare.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-313
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume87
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Grazing
  • Incomplete demand system
  • Multinomial Dirichlet
  • Multivariate counts
  • Negative binomial
  • Public lands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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