2017-06-19 – 'Use and non-use values in an applied bioeconomic model of fisheries and habitat connections.' forthcoming in Marine Resource Economics
We propose a dynamic bioeconomic fisheries model in which the presence of natural habitats reduces fishing cost and also supplies non-use benefits. Empirical application to cold water corals in Norway shows how non-use values impact upon the optimal fishing practices.
2017-06-10 – 'Is Forest Landscape Restoration Socially Desirable? A Discrete Choice Experiment Applied to the Scandinavian Transboundary Fulufjället National Park Area.' forthcoming in Restoration Ecology
We assessed people’s stated preferences for policy aimed at enhancing restoration of functional networks of naturally dynamic boreal forest habitats. So far designation of protected areas in Fennoscandia has focused on remnant patches of near-natural forests, and not on forest landscape restoration.
2017-04-23 – 'Gain and loss of money in a choice experiment. The impact of financial loss aversion and risk preferences on willingness to pay to avoid renewable energy externalities.' forthcoming in Energy Economics
We test if marginal utility of money is constant with respect to gains and loses and explore the extent to which they are affected by loss and risk aversion of an individual.
2017-04-19 – 'Re-examining empirical evidence on stated preferences: Importance of incentive compatibility.' forthcoming in Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy
We review empirical studies devoted to testing validity of stated preference methods. We find that studies that satisfy the necessary conditions for incentive compatibility (coercive payment mechanism, consequentiality, etc.) consistently show that stated preference methods can provide valid estimates of preferences and willingness to pay.
2017-03-15 – 'Designing a Socially Efficient Cultural Policy: The case of municipal theaters in Warsaw.' forthcoming in The International Journal of Cultural Policy
We investigate socially preferred ways of allocating public resources in the context of the types of performances offered by municipal theaters in Warsaw. We find that willingness to pay for introducing a program of highly discounted tickets exceeds the costs. We also find that the cost-benefit relationship varies across theaters with different types of plays in their repertories. Our results imply a different level of socially efficient support for experimental, drama, children’s and entertainment theaters.
2017-03-10 – 'Are bilateral conservation policies for the Białowieża Forest unattainable? Analysis of stated preferences of Polish and Belarusian public' forthcoming in Journal of Forest Economics
We are trying to find out and compare preferences towards increased protection of domestic and foreign segments of the Białowieża Forest, stated by samples of Polish and Belarusian citizens. Whilst Poles on average are willing to pay for an increased passive protection, on their side of the border, most Belarusians seem to be satisfied with the status quo. There is even an apparent mutual disutility derived from the perspective of co-financing bilateral passive protection programmes in the Białowieża Forest.
2017-01-15 – 'Understanding the distribution of economic benefits from improving coastal and marine ecosystems' forthcoming in Science of the Total Environment
We show how to use hybrid choice models framework to account for respondents' preference heterogeneity which can be linked to their socio-demographic characteristics. The application looks at value of reaching Good Ecological Status of Latvian marine waters.
2017-01-07 – 'Choosing a functional form for an international benefit transfer: Evidence from a nine-country valuation experiment' forthcoming in Ecological Economics
We point to choosing a particular functional form as an important factor influencing the performance of benefit transfer. The fact that using value transfers adjusted for income elasticity outperforms function transfers in our and a few other studies is an indication that function transfers do not typically pay necessary attention to mathematical functional form and there is currently no theory available to guide researchers in deciding what the relationship is between two sites based on data observed within one site only, particularly if the sites differ in income or other characteristics.
2016-10-13 – 'Public Acceptability of Climate Change Mitigation Policies: A Discrete Choice Experiment' forthcoming in Climate Policy
We examine the public acceptability of the EU’s future climate change mitigation policies looking at emission reduction targets, burden sharing across the EU Member States, the distribution of costs within each country, and cost to households. Our results reveal stark differences in preferences between the analysed countries.
2016-10-05 – '5’th Workshop on Discrete Choice Modelling, Warsaw, 2016'
We are organizing the next event in this series at the University of Warsaw. You can acsess the program and the presentations from here.