Valuing Environmental Amenities Using Stated Choice Studies

This book provides practical, research-based advice on how to conduct high-quality stated choice studies. It covers every aspect of the topic, from planning and writing the survey, to analyzing results, to evaluating quality.

Author: Barbara J. Kanninen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402053139

Category: Business & Economics

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This book provides practical, research-based advice on how to conduct high-quality stated choice studies. It covers every aspect of the topic, from planning and writing the survey, to analyzing results, to evaluating quality. There is no other book on the market today that so thoroughly addresses the methodology of stated choice. Chapters are written by top-notch academics and practitioners in an accessible style, offering practical, tough advice.
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The International Handbook on Non Market Environmental Valuation

Stated Preference Modelling Techniques, London: PTRC Education and Research Services Ltd, pp. ... Valuing Environmental Amenities Using Stated Choice Studies: A Common Sense Approach to Theory and Practice, Dordrecht: Springer, pp.

Author: Jeff Bennett

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857931191

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Non-market environmental valuation (NMEV) is undergoing a period of increased growth in both application and development as a result of increasing recognition of the role of economics in environmental policy issues. Against this backdrop, The International Handbook on Non-Market Environmental Valuation brings together world leaders in the field to advance the development and application of NMEV as a tool for policymaking. The expert contributors provide insights into the state of the art across the spectrum of both revealed and stated preference methods and highlight new directions being taken. A sequence of topical applications demonstrate various techniques and illustrate what can be achieved using NMEV: deliberately diverse case studies are drawn from Europe, North America, Asia and Australia with valuation targets ranging across use and non-use values of the environment. A number of reviews of cutting-edge issues are also presented. This outstanding resource will enable those interested in environmental valuation from theoretical, practical or policy perspectives to bring themselves to the forefront of developments and practice. As such, this Handbook will prove invaluable to a wide-ranging audience encompassing academics, researchers, students, practitioners and consultants involved in environmental economics and NMEV.
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Stated Preference Methods Using R

imental designs for discrete-choice experiments: Report of the ISPOR conjoint analysis experimental design good research ... Valuing Environmental Amenities Using Stated Choice Studies: A Common Sense Approach to Theory and Practice.

Author: Hideo Aizaki

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439890486

Category: Mathematics

Page: 254

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Stated Preference Methods Using R explains how to use stated preference (SP) methods, which are a family of survey methods, to measure people’s preferences based on decision making in hypothetical choice situations. Along with giving introductory explanations of the methods, the book collates information on existing R functions and packages as well as those prepared by the authors. It focuses on core SP methods, including contingent valuation (CV), discrete choice experiments (DCEs), and best–worst scaling (BWS). Several example data sets illustrate empirical applications of each method with R. Examples of CV draw on data from well-known environmental valuation studies, such as the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. To explain DCEs, the authors use synthetic data sets related to food marketing and environmental valuation. The examples illustrating BWS address valuing agro-environmental and food issues. All the example data sets and code are available on the authors’ website, CRAN, and R-Forge, allowing readers to easily reproduce working examples. Although the examples focus on agricultural and environmental economics, they provide beginners with a good foundation to apply SP methods in other fields. Statisticians, empirical researchers, and advanced students can use the book to conduct applied research of SP methods in economics and market research. The book is also suitable as a primary text or supplemental reading in an introductory-level, hands-on course.
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Contingent Valuation of Environmental Goods

the content validity of stated preference valuation: The structure and function of ecological indicators,” Land Economics, 88(1), 102–20. ... Valuing Environmental Amenities Using Stated Choice Studies, Dordrecht: Springer.

Author: Daniel McFadden

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781786434692

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Contingent valuation is a survey-based procedure that attempts to estimate how much households are willing to pay for specific programs that improve the environment or prevent environmental degradation. For decades, the method has been the center of debate regarding its reliability: does it really measure the value that people place on environmental changes? Bringing together leading voices in the field, this timely book tells a unified story about the interrelated features of contingent valuation and how those features affect its reliability. Through empirical analysis and review of past studies, the authors identify important deficiencies in the procedure, raising questions about the technique’s continued use.
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Environmental Valuation with Discrete Choice Experiments

Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 4:319–405. https://doi.org/10.1086/691697 Kanninen BJ (ed) (2007) Valuing Environmental Amenities Using Stated Choice Studies: A Common Sense Approach to Theory and ...

Author: Petr Mariel

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030626693

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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This open access book offers up-to-date advice and practical guidance on how to undertake a discrete choice experiment as a tool for environmental valuation. It discusses crucial issues in designing, implementing and analysing choice experiments. Compiled by leading experts in the field, the book promotes discrete choice analysis in environmental valuation through a more solid scientific basis for research practice. Instead of providing strict guidelines, the book helps readers avoid common mistakes often found in applied work. It is based on the collective reflections of the scientific network of researchers using discrete choice modelling in the field of environmental valuation (www.envecho.com).
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Preference Data for Environmental Valuation

Measuring the Demand for Environmental Improvement, Amsterdam: North Holland. Smith, V. Kerry (2007) “Judging quality,” in B.J. Kanninen (ed.), Valuing Environmental Amenities Using Stated Choice Studies, Dordrecht: Springer, pp.

Author: John Whitehead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136812224

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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The monetary valuation of environmental goods and services has evolved from a fringe field of study in the late 1970s and early 1980s to a primary focus of environmental economists over the past decade. Despite its rapid growth, practitioners of valuation techniques often find themselves defending their practices to both users of the results of applied studies and, perhaps more troubling, to other practitioners. One of the more heated threads of this internal debate over valuation techniques revolves around the types of data to use in performing a valuation study. In the infant years of the development of valuation techniques, two schools of thought emerged: the revealed preference school and the stated preference school, the latter of which is perhaps most associated with the contingent valuation method. In the midst of this debate an exciting new approach to non-market valuation was developed in the 1990s: a combination and joint estimation of revealed preference and stated preference data. There are two primary objectives for this book. One objective is to fill a gap in the nonmarket valuation "primer" literature. A number of books have appeared over the past decade that develop the theory and methods of nonmarket valuation but each takes an individual nonmarket valuation method approach. This book considers each of these valuation methods in combination with another method. These relationships can be exploited econometrically to obtain more valid and reliable estimates of willingness-to-pay relative to the individual methods. The second objective is to showcase recent and novel applications of data combination and joint estimation via a set of original, state-of-the-art studies that are contributed by leading researchers in the field. This book will be accessible to economists and consultants working in business or government, as well as an invaluable resource for researchers and students alike.
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Using Discrete Choice Experiments to Value Health and Health Care

Valuing environmental amenities using stated choice studies: A common sense approach to theory and practice. Holland: Springer. Kanninen, B.J. 2002. Optimal design for multinomial choice experiments. Journal of Marketing Research, ...

Author: Mandy Ryan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402057533

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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This work takes a fresh and contemporary look at the growing interest in the development and application of discrete choice experiments (DCEs) within the field of health economics. The book comprises chapters by highly regarded academics with experience of applying DCEs in the area of health. Thus the book is relevant to post-graduate students and applied researchers with an interest in the use of DCEs for valuing health and health care and has international appeal.
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Choice Experiments Informing Environmental Policy

(2007), Valuing Environmental Amenities Using Stated Choice Studies, Springer, Berlin. Lancaster, K. (1966), 'A New Approach to Consumer Theory', Journal of Political Economics, Vol. 74, pp. 217–231. Louviere, J.J. and D.A. Hensher ...

Author: Ekin Birol

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781848441255

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

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. . . a text detailing several recent, state-of-the-art choice experiment studies in European Union countries is valuable for illustrating the usefulness of the method for informing environmental policy. . . Birol and Koundouri have admirably compiled an array of case studies that provide relevant information for European environmental, agricultural, natural resource management and food policy, and that also offer a number of advances in the application and analysis of the CEM. The text is suitable for academics and graduate students with an interest in current applications of stated preference methods and for policy-makers interested in understanding people s preferences for environmental quality. . . Bethany Cooper, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management 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. Wictor Adamowicz, University of Alberta, Canada 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, including 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.
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Handbook of Choice Modelling

Cameron, T.A. and J.R. DeShazo (2011), 'Differential attention to attributes in utility-theoretic choice models', ... Valuing Environmental Amenities Using Stated Choice Studies: A Common Sense Approach to Theory and Practice, ...

Author: Stephane Hess

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781003152

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 720

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The Handbook of Choice Modelling, composed of contributions from senior figures in the field, summarizes the essential analytical techniques and discusses the key current research issues. The book opens with Nobel Laureate Daniel McFadden calling for d
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Choice Modelling

The State-of-the-art and the State-of-practice - Proceedings from the Inaugural International Choice Modelling ... In: B. J. Kanninen (Ed.), Valuing environmental amenities using stated choice studies: A common sense approach to theory ...

Author: Stephane Hess

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781849507721

Category: Business & Economics

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This book contains a selection of the best theoretical and applied papers from the inaugural International Choice Modelling Conference. The conference was organised by the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds and was held at Harrogate in Yorkshire in the North of England from 30 March to 1 April 2009. The conference brought together leading researchers and practitioners from across the many different areas in which choice modelling is a key technique for understanding behaviour and evaluating policy. The highlight of the conference was a presentation by Professor Daniel McFadden from the University of California at Berkeley, Nobel Prize laureate in Economics and chief architect of random utility modelling. The conference also included keynote presentations by five other leading choice modellers, namely Professor Moshe Ben-Akiva, Professor Chandra Bhat, Professor Michel Bierlaire, Professor David Hensher, and Professor Riccardo Scarpa. The diversity of the field was reflected in presentations by both academics and practitioners, coming from six continents and various different fields, with a similar mix in non-speaking delegates
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