List of publicly available environmental valuation data

Last updated: 17.12.2021

This is a living document rather than a traditional blog post (i.e. it will be updated over time). This post lists and shares valuation study data available at repositories. I will focus on publicly available data from environmental valuation studies.

I am quite keen on replicating studies in this blog, e.g. Fruth et al. (2019) and Sundt and Rehdanz (2015). Of course, such replications were only possible because the authors were kind enough to share their data in repositories. I commend them for doing so. In my opinion, having the original data from a study increases my confidence in the study’s validity (i.e. no secrets to hide), and it is convenient to have data for educational purposes. My students are asked quite frequently to replicate scientific papers.

To create the list below, I looked at papers from repositories, such as Mendeley data, Google databases, Github and others. I also added other data sources that I know of (and I have used in this blog).

Here is the list:

ReferenceShort descriptionSourceMethodLinkApplication in this blog
Rolfe & Prayaga (2007)Recreational fishing at
Boondooma Dam
Rolfe & Gregg (2012) Local recreation at the
Great Barrier Reef
Aanesen et al. (2015)Protection of coral reefs
off the Norwegian coast
Uehleke (2016)Climate change mitigation
in Germany
Mendeley DataCVMHere
Sonnenschein & Mundaca (2019)Climate change mitigation
in Sweden
Mendeley DataCVMHere
Vu et al. (2021)Tine bone glue consumers
in Vietnam
Mendeley DataCEHere
Alcon et al. (2020)Intercropping practices in
Mediterranean agroecosystems
Donovan et al. (2019)Trees and housing prices in Tampa, Florida (US)Mendeley DataHPHereHere
Ahn et al. (2020)Impacts of subway networks on housing prices in KoreaMendeley dataHPHere
Cameron & Trivedi (2013)Boating recreational trip dataBook’s websiteTCMHereHere
Fruth et al. (2019)Street-level urban greening in Berlin (Germany)ScienceDirectCEHereHere
Tang et al. (2018)Value of mercury reductions in the USMendeley DataHPHereHere
Bishop et al. (2017)Valuing the Deepwater Horizon oil spillNOAA WebsiteCVMHereHere, Here
Imperial et al. (2004)Wrightsville Beach 2003 Survey of BeachgoersEnv-econ.blogTCMHereHere
Sundt and Rehdanz (2015)WTP for renewable energyMendeley DataMAHereHere
Mattmann et al. (2016)Values of hydropower externalitiesScience DirectMAHereHere
Karlõševa et al. (2016)Establish a marine protected area and offshore windMendeley DataCEHereHere
Parsons et al. (2000)Lake Erie Beach UsePrimer book’s databaseTCMHereHere
Welsh & Poe (1998)Clean EnergyPrimer book’s databaseCVMHere
Champ et al. (2003)Maine ForestPrimer book’s databaseCEHere
Ihlanfeldt & Taylor (2004)Impact of hazardous waste sites on property valuesPrimer book’s databaseHPHere
Walsh et al. (1988) Outdoor recreation use values in the United States and CanadaPrimer book’s databaseMA/BTHere
TCM = travel cost method; CE = Choice experiment; CVM = Contingent Valuation method; HP = Hedonic Pricing; MA = meta analysis

It goes without saying that appropriate credit should be given to the original authors when using their dataset. In some cases, it is respectful to ask the original author’s permission before using their dataset.

Full References:

Aanesen, M., Armstrong, C., Czajkowski, M., Falk-Petersen, J., Hanley, N., & Navrud, S. (2015). Willingness to pay for unfamiliar public goods: preserving cold-water coral in Norway. Ecological Economics112, 53-67.

Ahn, K., Jang, H., & Song, Y. (2020). Economic impacts of being close to subway networks: A case study of Korean metropolitan areas. Research in Transportation Economics83, 100900.

Alcon, F., Marín-Miñano, C., Zabala, J. A., de-Miguel, M. D., & Martínez-Paz, J. M. (2020). Valuing diversification benefits through intercropping in Mediterranean agroecosystems: A choice experiment approach. Ecological Economics171, 106593.

Bishop, R. C., Boyle, K. J., Carson, R. T., Chapman, D., Hanemann, W. M., Kanninen, B., … & Paterson, R. (2017). Putting a value on injuries to natural assets: The BP oil spill. Science, 356(6335), 253-254.

Cameron, A. C., & Trivedi, P. K. (2013). Regression analysis of count data (Vol. 53). Cambridge university press.

Donovan, G. H., Landry, S., & Winter, C. (2019). Urban trees, house price, and redevelopment pressure in Tampa, Florida. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening38, 330-336.

Fruth, E., Kvistad, M., Marshall, J., Pfeifer, L., Rau, L., Sagebiel, J., … & Winiarski, B. (2019). Economic valuation of street-level urban greening: A case study from an evolving mixed-use area in Berlin. Land Use Policy, 89, 104237.

Ihlanfeldt, K. R., & Taylor, L. O. (2004). Externality effects of small-scale hazardous waste sites: evidence from urban commercial property markets. Journal of environmental economics and management47(1), 117-139.

Karlõševa, A., Nõmmann, S., Nõmmann, T., Urbel-Piirsalu, E., Budziński, W., Czajkowski, M., & Hanley, N. (2016). Marine trade-offs: Comparing the benefits of off-shore wind farms and marine protected areas. Energy Economics, 55, 127-134.

Mattmann, M., Logar, I., & Brouwer, R. (2016). Hydropower externalities: A meta-analysis. Energy Economics, 57, 66-77.

Parsons, George R., D. Matthew Massey, and Ted Tomasi (2000). Familiar and Favorite Sites in a Random Utlity Model of Beach Recreation. Marine Resource Economics 14:299-315.

Rolfe, J., & Prayaga, P. (2007). Estimating values for recreational fishing at freshwater dams in Queensland. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics51(2), 157-174.

Rolfe, J., & Gregg, D. (2012). Valuing beach recreation across a regional area: The Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Ocean & coastal management69, 282-290.

Sohngen, B., Lichtkoppler, F., & Bielen, M. (2000). The value of day trips to Lake Erie beaches. Unpublished report. Dept. of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Ohio State University.

Sonnenschein, J., & Mundaca, L. (2019). Is one carbon price enough? Assessing the effects of payment vehicle choice on willingness to pay in Sweden. Energy Research & Social Science52, 30-40.

Sundt, S., & Rehdanz, K. (2015). Consumers’ willingness to pay for green electricity: A meta-analysis of the literature. Energy Economics, 51, 1-8.

Tang, C., Heintzelman, M. D., & Holsen, T. M. (2018). Mercury pollution, information, and property values. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 92, 418-432.

Uehleke, R. (2016). The role of question format for the support for national climate change mitigation policies in Germany and the determinants of WTP. Energy Economics, 55, 148-156.

Vu, H. N. D., Gadbert, K., Nielsen, J. V., Nielsen, M. R., & Jacobsen, J. B. (2021). The impact of a legal trade in farmed tigers on consumer preferences for tiger bone glue–Evidence from a choice experiment in Vietnam. Journal for Nature Conservation, 126088.

Walsh, R. G., Johnson, D. M., & McKean, J. R. (1988). Review of outdoor recreation economic demand studies with nonmarket benefit estimates, 1968-1988 (Doctoral dissertation, Colorado State University. Libraries).

Welsh, M. P. and G. L. Poe. 1998. “Elicitation Effects in Contingent Valuation: Comparisons to a Multiple Bounded Discrete Choice Approach”. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 36:170-185.


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