This is the codebook to accompany the data file morey-maine-data.tex
It is the data used to estimate the models in the following papers:
Two Nested Constant-Elasticity-of-Substitution Models of Recreational Participation and Site Choice:
An "Alternatives" Model and an "Expenditures" Model
Edward R.Morey, William Breffle, and Pamela Greene
American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol 83, Issue 2, pp 414-427, May 2001. Abstract
Investigating Preference Heterogeneity in a Repeated Discrete-Choice Recreation Demand Model of Atlantic Salmon Fishing
William Breffle and Edward R.Morey
Marine Resource Economics, Volume 15, pp. 1-20. Abstract
A Discrete-Choice Model of Recreational Participation, Site Choice and Activity Valuation When Complete Trip Data is Not Available
Morey, E.R., W.D. Shaw, and R. D. Rowe
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 20, 1991, pp. 181-201.
If you use this data, please reference the above papers. Thanks.
the data set in ASCII free format It contains the 168 anglers (rows) and (only the
final) 30 variables (columns) used to estimate the models in the original AJAE paper. Note that total trips in this data set are
truncated at 100.
CODEBOOK (number of columns in parentheses):
Catch rates (8)
Penobscot
Machias
Dennys
Kennebec
Saco
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Quebec
Trip costs (8)
Penobscot
Machias
Dennys
Kennebec
Saco
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Quebec
Cost of the nonparticipation alternative (1)
Trips (8)
Penobscot
Machias
Dennys
Kennebec
Saco
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Quebec
Number of times nonparticipation alternative chosen (1)
Socioeconomic variables (4)
Annual income (for use in models with income effects)
Club dummy (= 1 if angler a member of a fishing club)
Age (in years)
Experience (in years)