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Choice Experiments Informing Environmental Policy: A European Perspective

Series: New Horizons in Environmental Economics

Edited By: Ekin Birol

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Apr 2008 | #172067 | ISBN-13: 9781845427252
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This innovative book is a compilation of state-of-the-art choice experiment studies undertaken in several European Union (EU) countries, including Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. The case studies presented concern a variety of environmental, agricultural and natural resource issues - such as the management of water resources, forests and agricultural landscapes; conservation of biodiversity and cultural heritage; noise pollution reduction and food labeling.The book highlights how the choice experiment method can be employed to inform efficient and effective design and implementation of various EU level agricultural and environmental policies and directives, such as the Common Agricultural Policy, Water Framework Directive, Forestry Strategy, Habitats Directive and food labeling systems. This book will be of great interest to researchers working in the fields of environmental, natural resource and agricultural economics. Academics and graduate students worldwide, as well as applied economists working in international and national organizations, would benefit from the cutting edge choice experiment applications presented in this book.

International and national policy makers will also benefit from the information on the use and usefulness of the choice experiment method in informing efficient and effective environmental, agricultural and natural resource management policy making.

'This volume provides an assessment of the literature on environmental valuation in Europe. It outlines some of the key environmental policy issues facing European Union countries and provides information on preferences and values associated with policy options. It also provides a set of state of the art examples of preference elicitation and analysis. This volume will be of interest to a variety of audiences. The book provides insights that will be useful to policy makers interested in understanding the public's preferences for environmental quality and it will be useful to academics and graduate students interested in cutting edge applications of stated preference methods.'- Vic Adamowicz, University of Alberta, Canada


Contents:1. Introduction to the Book Ekin Birol and Phoebe Koundouri2. Applications of the Choice Experiment Method in Europe: A Review Ekin Birol, Phoebe Koundouri and Yiannis Kountouris3. Using Mixed Logit Models to Derive Individual-Specific WTP Estimates for Landscape Improvements under Agri-environmental Schemes: Evidence from the Rural Environment Protection Scheme in Ireland Danny Campbell, W. George Hutchinson and Riccardo Scarpa4. Economic Valuation of Environmental Impacts in the Severely Disadvantaged Areas in England Helen Johns, Nick Hanley, Sergio Colombo and Ece ?zdemiro?lu5. How Can Choice Experiments Inform Public Environmental Policies: A French Case Study of Landscape Valuation Jeanne Dachary-Bernard6. Valuing Preferences towards Cultural Landscapes and Rural Heritage: A Perspective from Northern Spain Maria L. Loureiro and Edelmiro Lopez7. Latent Market Segmentation Analysis of Choice Experiment Data and Implications for the EU's GM Labelling Policy? Andreas Kontoleon and Mitsuyasu Yabe8. Use of Choice Experiments in Assessing the Role of Policy Instruments in Social Acceptability of Forest Biodiversity Conservation in Southern Finland Paula Horne9. Value Inference Using Contingent Valuation and Choice Experiments in the Spanish Forests Pere Riera, Joan Mogas and Jeff Bennett10. Evaluation of Heterogeneous Preferences for Forest Recreation in the UK Using Choice Experiments Michael Christie and Nick Hanley11. Using a Choice Experiment to Inform Implementation of the European Union Water Framework Directive: The Case of Cheimaditida Wetland in Greece Ekin Birol, Katia Karousakis and Phoebe Koundouri 12. Using the Choice Experiment Method to Inform River Management in Poland: Flood Risk Reduction vs. Habitat Conservation in the Upper Silesia Region Ekin Birol, Phoebe Koundouri and Yiannis Kountouris13. Enjoy the Silence: Valuing Rail Noise Abatement in Trento, Italy Paulo A.L.D. Nunes and Chiara M. Travisi 14. Concluding Remarks and Future Directions Ekin Birol and Phoebe Koundouri

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