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Valuing access to biological collections with contingent valuation and cost-benefit analysis

Mwebaze, Paul; Bennett, Jeffrey


Biological collections may be underutilised because of transaction costs incurred in their use. One way to reduce transaction costs and foster greater utilisation of biological collections that could benefit society is through the creation of a virtual central database of biological collections, available online. The objective of this paper is to estimate the benefits of this policy change using a dichotomous choice contingent valuation survey of the primary users of biological...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy
DOI: 10.1080/21606544.2014.985258


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