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A Consumer Surplus Estimate of Peace & Love festival in Borlänge: A Travel Cost Approach
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Economics.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis uses zonal travel cost method (ZTCM) to estimate consumer surplus of Peace & Love festival in Borlänge, Sweden. The study defines counties as zones of origin of the visitors. Visiting rates from each zone are estimated based on survey data. The study is novel due to the fact that mostly TCM has been applied in the environmental and recreational sector, not for short term events, like P&L festival. The analysis shows that travel cost has a significantly negative effect on visiting rate as expected. Even though income has previously shown to be significant in similar studies, it turns out to be insignificant in this study. A point estimate for the total consumer surplus of P&L festival is 35.6 million Swedish kronor. However, this point estimate is associated with high uncertainty since a 95 % confidence interval for it is (17.9, 53.2). It is also important to note that the estimated value only represents one part of the total economic value, the other values of the festival's totaleconomic value have not been estimated in this thesis.

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2014. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Peace & Love festival, Revealed preference methods, Non-market valuation, Travel cost method, Consumer surplus
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-13846OAI: diva2:699907
Available from: 2014-03-11 Created: 2014-03-02 Last updated: 2014-03-11Bibliographically approved

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