New publication weighs costs and benefits of managing Waikīkī Beach

A new publication in Coastal Management by Nori Tarui and team examines the economic valuation of changes in Waikīkī Beach characteristics. In the paper, the authors consider recreationists’ willingness to pay for changes in beach width and water clarity as well as the preferences for the beach as-is, and the authors weigh in on how these factors play a part in beach re-nourishment and runoff control measures.

Marcus Peng, N. Tarui, T. Tsuge & D. Eversole (2023) What’s a (Better) Beach Day Worth? Economic Valuation of Changes in Waikīkī Beach Characteristics, Coastal Management, DOI: 10.1080/08920753.2023.2211368

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