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Valeur d'usage et valeur d'existence d'un patrimoine. Une application de la méthode d'évaluation contingente au Mont-Saint-Michel.

Abstract : The Contingent Valuation Method (CVM) is used to estimate the whole values (with use and non-use values) for environmental amenities and other non-market goods and services. This paper deals with the estimation of existence value in the case of a monumental and natural heritage in France: Mont-Saint-Michel.
At first, the analysis examine the difficulties for determining public policy. The CVM is often used in USA.

Our empirical study involved applying 2 programs of new developments in Mont-Saint-Michel: The first one is concerned with a new approach without pulling out of the sand reduction. It focuses on use value. The second one chooses only the pulling out of sand. It can be used to estimate nonuse value.
WTP (Willingness to Pay) questions are preceding by questions concerning respondents views and concerns for the "Mont-Saint-Michel" in order to plumbing the motives for existence value. From these questions, dummy variables were introduced in the econometric models. Coefficients of these "motives" variables are significant for both programs and not only in the second one. We can explain this result because only users of Mont-Saint-Michel were asked. It can be a difficult cognitive task to them to distinguish between use value and non-use value. So, we can provide evidence on the presence of non-use value but not its magnitude.
We have also discussion about methodology, information extracted to our study, and issues on the relation between democracy and public study.
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Lionel Prigent. Valeur d'usage et valeur d'existence d'un patrimoine. Une application de la méthode d'évaluation contingente au Mont-Saint-Michel.. Economies et finances. Université de Bretagne occidentale - Brest, 2001. Français. ⟨tel-00287929⟩

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