Approaches for visualizing uncertainty in benefit transfer from metaregression

Luke Fitzpatrick, Christopher F. Parmeter, Juan Agar

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When making decisions, policymakers often rely on benefit transfer estimates of environmental amenities when primary valuation studies are infeasible. However, various forms of uncertainty appear in the application of meta-analysis. We discuss several visual devices which applied analysts can deploy to clearly present select types of uncertainty into their work. Several examples from well-known metadatasets are presented. The empirical results suggest that these graphical devices allow greater depth of insight that what commonly appears in meta-regression analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number106344
JournalEcological Economics
StatePublished - Oct 2019


  • Confidence interval
  • Contingent valuation
  • Convergent validity
  • Joy plot
  • Metaregression model
  • Nonlinearity
  • Policy analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics


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