Choice Experiments in Developing Countries is an invaluable one-stop presentation of the best-practice case studies implementing the choice experiment method in developing countries. It highlights the theoretical and practical issues that should be taken into consideration when applying this method in a developing country context. The expert contributors gather recent state-of-the-art choice experiment studies undertaken in several developing countries, in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
These focus on a variety of environmental and agricultural issues, underlining the versatility of this method in valuing a wide array of interventions (for example policies, public and private services, new technologies) and emphasizing the value of the method in informing efficient, effective and equitable policies for sustainable economic development.
Choice Experiments in Developing Countries will be of great interest to academics and researchers of environmental economics, agricultural and resource economics, development, environmental management and planning, as well as national and international development agencies and NGOs. Civil servants and policymakers in developing countries will find the work and recommendations within Choice Experiments in Developing Countries engaging and inspirational.
1. Introduction: The Roles and Significance of Choice Experiments in Developing Country Contexts, Jeff Bennett and Ekin Birol
2. A Choice Experiment of Human-Elephant Conflict Resolution in Sri Lanka, Roy Brouwer, Wolfgang Haider, Lokugam Gunaratne and Ben Beardmore
3. Using Choice Experiments to Estimate Wetland Values in Viet Nam: Implementation and Practical Issues, Thang Nam Do and Jeff Bennett
4. Fishing Permit Price and Wetland Conservation: A Choice Experiment on the Value of Improved Environmental Quality of Lake Awassa, Ethiopia, Girma G. Selassie and Yiannis Kountouris
5. Researcher-Selected versus Respondent-Selected Attributes: improved Coastal Water Quality in Tobago, Nesha Beharry-Borg and Riccardo Scarpa
6. Estimating the Non-market Environmental Benefits of Land Use Change in China, Xuehong Wang, Jeff Bennett, Chen Xie and Zhitao Zhang
7. Assessing the Sustainability of the Sloping Land Conversion Program: a Choice Experiment Approach, Pauline Grosjean, Andreas Kontoleon and Shiqiu Zhang
8. Non-use Values of Ecosystems Dependent on the Indus River, Pakistan: A Spatially Explicit, Multi-ecosystem Choice Experiment, Ali Dehlavi, Ben Groom, Babar Naseem Khan and Amna Shahab
9. Ecosystem Service Valuation of Ruil (Nothofagus Alessandrii) Forests in Central Chile: An Application of the Choice Experiment Method, Pablo Villalobos and Carlos Huenchuleo
10. Informing Efficient Solid Waste Management to Improve Local Environmental Quality and Public Health in West Bengal, India, Sukanya Das, Ekin Birol and Rabindra N. Bhattacharya
11. Farmers' Choice between Public Goods and Agricultural Extension Packages in Ethiopia: A Stated Preference Analysis, Alemu Mekonnen, Mahmud Yesuf, Fredrik Carlsson and Gunnar Kohlin
12. Valuing Preferences for Ecotourism in the Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia, Ou Ratanak and Mitsuyasu Yabe
13. Farmer Preferences for Bt Maize, Seed Information and Credit in the Philippines, Jose Yorobe Jr, Ekin Birol and Melinda Smale
14. Using Choice Experiments to Investigate Preferences for Cattle Traits in Kenya, Eric Ruto and Riccardo Scarpa
15. Developing Country Consumers' Demand for Food Safety and Quality: Is Mumbai Ready for Certified and Organic Fruits? Devesh Roy, Ekin Birol, Katharina Deffner and Bhushana Karandikar
16. Rural Consumers' Preferences for Banana Attributes in Uganda: Is There a Market for GM Staples? Enoch Kikulwe, Ekin Birol, Jose Falck-Zepeda and Justus Wesseler
17. Concluding Remarks and Recommendations for Implementing Choice Experiments in Developing Countries, Ekin Birol and Jeff Bennett Index