Brattle invites you to join us for our upcoming webinar, “The Stated Preference Method: Is it Reliable for Determining Natural Resource Damages?” taking place Thursday, September 27th at 11am PST.

Although recent cases, such as Deepwater Horizon, still rely on stated preference methods, especially the Contingent Valuation (CV) method, to measure non-use damages that result from major environmental accidents, experts continue to debate its reliability.

The webinar will discuss economic and legal perspectives on the complexities of this method, address a new academic paper’s proposal to replace the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s guidance on the method, pose guiding questions that should be addressed when applying this method in natural resource damages cases, and review the alternative tools available to economists to provide damage valuations.

Speakers include:

  • Mark Berkman, Principal, The Brattle Group
  • David Sunding, Principal, The Brattle Group, and Professor, University of California, Berkeley
  • Daniel McFadden, Principal, The Brattle Group, and Professor, University of Southern California and University of California, Berkeley
  • Vic Adamowicz, Professor and Vice Dean, University of Alberta
  • Loren Dunn, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond
  • James Bruen, Partner, Farella, Braun & Martel

The webinar has been approved for 1 CLE California credit. To register, please visit here. For questions, please contact

To listen to the on-demand recording of this webinar, please visit here.