Is meta-analysis a Noah's Ark for non-market valuation?

Journal Article

This paper describes meta-analytical methods as they have been applied to non-market valuation research. These studies have been used to review and synthesize literature and, more recently, in benefit transfer. This second use imposes a higher standard on the consistency in economic concepts being summarized and in the resources included in a meta-analysis. To meet this need, the paper proposes and illustrates a structural framework using a generalized method of moments estimator to estimate the parameters of a preference function with the benefits estimates usually encountered in meta-analytic summaries.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, VK; Pattanayak, SK

Published Date

  • 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 271 - 296

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0924-6460

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1023/A:1015567316109