Date of Award
Senior Honors Thesis
College or School
Program or Major
B.A Economics: Public Policy and Sustainability
Bachelor of Arts
This paper seeks to define and develop an economic tool for measuring willingness to pay for hiking recreation in the face of climate change in New England during the peak foliage season. Potential climate change impacts to New England are defined, along with relevant economic tools for measuring the market value of non-marketed goods. Ultimately, contingent valuation is chosen as the most viable option, and a survey is developed, pretested, and ready for implementation at the trailhead of Mt. Major in New Hampshire.
Bowie, Marina J., "Using contingent valuation to measure the economic impact of climate change on hiker recreation during New England peak foliage" (2018). Honors Theses and Capstones. 403.