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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Environmental Goods by Applying the Contingent Valuation Method

Some Japanese Case Studies


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 3-9
  3. Case Study 1: The Isahaya Bay Wetland (IBW)

  4. Case Study 2: Public Parks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
  5. Case Study 3: The Huis Ten Bosch

  6. New Approaches for Environmental Valuation

  7. Summary and Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139

About this book


Contingent valuation is one of the means of incorporating socio-environmental considerations in cost–benefit analysis. The authors of this book have examined environmental valuation methods through the lens of cost–benefit analysis focused on three case studies in Japan: public parks, a bay wetland, and a recreational theme park. With implications for the world at large, the findings presented here serve as a valuable source of information on Japanese behavior regarding the valuation of environmental goods. New, alternative approaches and guidelines for cost–benefit analysis in the public and private spheres also are discussed. This volume makes an important addition to the library of all researchers and other scientists in the fields of environmental science and environmental economics.


Contingent Valuation method Cost-Benefit Analysis Environmental Goods Environmental Valuation Environmental economics Japan

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringNagasaki UniversityNagasakiJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Science and TechnologyNagasaki UniversityNagasakiJapan

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