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Estimating Recreational Value of Foy's Lake: An Application of Travel Cost Count Data Model for Truncated Zeros

Version 1 : Received: 9 February 2017 / Approved: 10 February 2017 / Online: 10 February 2017 (11:10:04 CET)

How to cite: Alam, M.T.; Chowdury, A.; Hossian, M.S. Estimating Recreational Value of Foy's Lake: An Application of Travel Cost Count Data Model for Truncated Zeros. Preprints 2017, 2017020032 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201702.0032.v1). Alam, M.T.; Chowdury, A.; Hossian, M.S. Estimating Recreational Value of Foy's Lake: An Application of Travel Cost Count Data Model for Truncated Zeros. Preprints 2017, 2017020032 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201702.0032.v1).

Abstract

To estimate the recreational value provided by the Foy’s Lake annually using the most applicable model for on-site data is the main objective of this study. Adhere to the objective of this study; Individual Travel Cost Method (ITCM) has been applied and Zero Truncated Poisson Regression Model has been found plausible among other models to estimate consumer surplus. Based on the findings of the study, an estimate of the consumer surplus or recreational benefits per trip per visitor can be recommended as BDT 5,875 or US $ 73.44 and counting the consumer surplus per trip per visitor, the annual recreational value (total consumer surplus) provided by the lake is found to be BDT 321 million or US $ 40.2 million.

Subject Areas

individual travel cost method; zero truncated poisson regression model; endogenous stratification; consumer surplus

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