The main purpose of the study is to evaluate the economic value related to beach preservation by elicitation of the willingness to pay (WTP). This analysis is based on the results of about 5000 interviews conducted on 41 different Italian beaches. A Contingent Valuation (CV) – a closed-ended dichotomous choice model with a follow-up question - approach is used to elicit WTP. Results of the whole sample indicate that respondents would be willing to pay a contribution of almost 15 €/yr per user in order to preserve the beach. WTP is also calculated for natural, semi-urban and urban beach typologies. The analysis shows that beach typologies affect the WTP and similarities and significant differences of each typology are found according to respondents' sociometric indicators.

Willingness to pay for management and preservation of natural, semi-urban and urban beaches in Italy

Rodella, Ilaria
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Mazzanti, Massimiliano;Corbau, Corinne;Simeoni, Umberto
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2019

Abstract

The main purpose of the study is to evaluate the economic value related to beach preservation by elicitation of the willingness to pay (WTP). This analysis is based on the results of about 5000 interviews conducted on 41 different Italian beaches. A Contingent Valuation (CV) – a closed-ended dichotomous choice model with a follow-up question - approach is used to elicit WTP. Results of the whole sample indicate that respondents would be willing to pay a contribution of almost 15 €/yr per user in order to preserve the beach. WTP is also calculated for natural, semi-urban and urban beach typologies. The analysis shows that beach typologies affect the WTP and similarities and significant differences of each typology are found according to respondents' sociometric indicators.
2019
Rodella, Ilaria; Madau, Fabio; Mazzanti, Massimiliano; Corbau, Corinne; Carboni, Donatella; Utizi, Kizzi; Simeoni, Umberto
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