1. Assume there is a steel plant that dumps pollutants into a stream that is used by commercial
fisherman. What are the private means by which the fishermen and the steel plant owner might
resolve the matter, assuming the plant has the right to pollute?
2. If one is preparing a contingent valuation study, what are the sources of bias that one might
3. Explain how the travel cost method might be used to determine the value visitors place on
their right to visit a national park?
4. If an unemployed person were hired to work on a public project. An accountant would include
all his wages in an estimate of the project’s cost to society. An economist however would not.