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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 3ER3
Professor
Maureen Padden
Semester
Winter

Description
Lecture 4 -> Environmental Economics III: Methods Example: Wild Bees in Costa Rica  Provide pollination to coffee farmers  Increase productivity 15-20%  Value assigned $60,000 per farm - Environmental goods and services not traded on market to reach a value Evaluating pollution damage: - Effects on human health and enjoyment, and damage to vegetation, animals, and materials Steps to Assessing Damage: 1. ID affected categories 2. Causal relationships 3. Estimate responses toward averting or mitigating portion of damage 4. Convert to $ Animal experiments:  Expensive  Extrapolation is difficult High dosage -> short duration Low dosage -> long duration Epidemiology: - The study of patterns, causes, and effects of heath and disease conditions in a defined population  Correlation does not match the causation  Difficult to control all variables Types of Values: 1) Use Value o Direct use of environmental resource -> p
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