ИСПОЛЬЗОВАНИЕ СУБЪЕКТИВНЫХ ОЦЕНОК БЛАГОСОСТОЯНИЯ ДЛЯ СТОИМОСТНОЙ ОЦЕНКИ НЕРЫНОЧНЫХ БЛАГ: ПРОБЛЕМЫ И ОБЛАСТЬ ПРИМЕНЕНИЯ.
In addition to standard methods of non-market valuation, a novel approach has recently emerged that suggests valuing non-marketed goods on the basis of households' self-valuations of their happiness. The fundamental assumption is that such self-valuations provide consistent information of households' utility. The new method allows tackling some problems of more traditional approaches including the revealed preferences method, which is based on the analysis of factual consumer choice and real expenditures on risk reduction, and the contingent valuation method, which is based on subjective estimates of a public good's monetary value. The article discusses both positive and negative characteristics of the proposed method.