2024-02-08 – 'Valuing the economic benefits of species recovery programmes' forthcoming in People and Nature
A pioneering study demonstrates that the public places high economic value on species recovery efforts, particularly in transforming habitats from moderate to full recovery by 2042. It underscores the necessity of integrating public preferences into conservation strategies, advocating for a strategic focus on the restoration of rare habitats like lowland fens in England.
2023-12-01 – 'Using farmers' ex ante preferences to design agri-environmental contracts: A systematic review' forthcoming in Journal of Agricultural Economics
This systematic review of 127 discrete choice experiments (DCEs) analyzes farmers' preferences in agri-environmental contracts, focusing on their willingness to accept various land use prescriptions and responses to incentive and commitment criteria. The findings contribute to enhancing policy instruments like the European Common Agricultural Policy and can assist peer scientists in comparing and designing future studies on farmers' preferences for agri-environmental measures.
This study explores the development of a new food labelling framework in the EU, revealing through expert interviews and Q-methodology that there is a consensus on the need for diverse labelling prototypes that reflect the perspectives of producers, consumers, and sustainability considerations. The research advocates for a future EU food labelling policy that integrates these varied viewpoints to enhance the success of environmental goods information within the food supply chain.
The Baltic Sea coast hosts over 80 million recreational visits annually from the surrounding nine countries, contributing to a total recreational value of 27.5 billion EUR per year. Improvements in water quality and infrastructure can increase this value by approximately 6.2 billion EUR, or roughly 20% of the current benefits.
Consumers in four EU countries, facing supply disruptions and rising energy prices due to Russia's war on Ukraine, exhibit a strong awareness of current motor fuel prices and the ability to form price expectations for various time horizons. However, they struggle to grasp current electricity and natural gas prices and anticipate higher, more uncertain growth rates for these energy sources.
This landmark study quantifies Brazilian population's monetary value of environmental and cultural injuries caused by the Fundão Dam failure, emphasizing the need for considering non-market impacts and mining-related externalities.
This paper challenges the notion that anomalies observed in stated preference studies are unique to that context, highlighting the existence of similar behavioral patterns across incentivized choice settings. Drawing from insights in behavioral economics, we explore alternative interpretations and propose approaches to incorporate non-standard behaviors into welfare analysis.
2023-05-31 – 'Willing or complying? The delicate interplay between voluntary and mandatory interventions to promote farmers' environmental behavior' forthcoming in Food Policy
Should the future EU Common Agricultural Policy include more mandatory reqirements or focus on (compensated) voluntary adoption? We investigate this using lab experiments with farmers.
2023-05-01 – 'A Perspective on Pros and Cons of Stakeholder Participation in the Design of Economic Experiments for Agricultural Policymaking' forthcoming in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy
We shere our experiences on involving stakeholders in the design of experiments that are used for informing agricultural policies.
2023-04-02 – 'Positive versus negative information: what is really shifting consumers’ intention to eat Norwegian salmon? Evidence from three European countries' forthcoming in Food Quality and Preference
We study the drivers affecting Norwegian salmon consumption in three European countries–Italy, Poland, and France–using the Theory of Planned Behaviour while experimentally testing the effects or neutral, positive, and negative information.
We investigate why the valuation of transboundary nature protection areas differs for home vs. abroad protection.