Evaluating the efficiency of conservation efforts: a frontier regression approach
Conservation efforts in the United Kingdom began in 1949 with the Nature Conservancy Act. The goals of this legislation were to preserve natural areas and areas inhabited by threatened and endangered species, as well as provide the opportunity for research. The objective of this thesis is to apply stochastic frontier analysis (SFA) to better evaluate the efficiency of threatened and endangered species conservation efforts. SFA will build upon previous analysis that uses cost-utility analysis to measure the effectiveness of a Species Action Plan (SAP). This new application of a SFA will help ...
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