A Modest Proposal for Assessing Social Impacts of Natural Resource Policies

David M. Freeman
R. Scott Frey

DOI: 10.2190/D5GE-25LX-ULQ9-HAM8


A method is outlined for comparing social impacts of alternative natural resource policies. The technique consists of (i) two value criteria used to identify impacts of policies, (ii) a modified Delphi procedure for estimating impacts, and (iii) a procedure for ranking alternative policies from most to least desirable. Implications of the technique are briefly discussed.

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