This multidisciplinary study investigates the potential gains in cost-effectiveness from changing the spatial scale at which nutrient reduction targets are set for the Baltic Sea, focusing on nutrient loadings associated with agriculture. A novel highly disaggregated model, which represents decreases in agricultural profits, changes in root zone N concentrations and transport to the Baltic Sea is proposed, and is then used to estimate the gains in cost-effectiveness from changing the spatial scale of nutrient reduction targets. The results have important implications for both domestic and international policy design for achieving water quality improvements where non-point pollution is a key stressor of water quality.
This study looks at public preferences in Finland for conserving agricultural genetic resources. We investigate the demand for and the effects of information about unfamiliar public goods.
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This paper proposes a novel way to account for spatial dependencies in discrete choice data and compares its performance with starndard approaches using simulated data.
We look at the relationship between social norms and preferences for electricity demand management methods.
2020-03-03 – 'Patients’ preferences and willingness to pay for solid forms of oral medications – results of the discrete choice experiment in Polish outpatients' forthcoming in Pharmaceutics
The study looks at patients' preferences and WTP for various characteristics of medications they need to take for chronic or short-term treatment.
Is place identity a substantial driver of environmental preferences? We investigate and compare its strength with general environmental attitudes.
This is the first study to jointly analyse the recreational value of theaters, cinemas and museums in Warsaw, and compares it with the subsidies these institutions receive.
We analyze the main weaknesses and key avenues for improvement of nutrient policies in the Baltic Sea region.
We study farmers' preferences for (and willingness to accept) extensive farming practices that help conserve sensitive wetland habitats in the Biebrza Valley.
The paper provides policy-relevant inputs regarding public preferences for the development (and the associated ecosystem services changes) of Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve (Biscay, Spain).
We use the data from a massive (20,000 respondents) survey of young people in Poland to investigate what drives their higher education institution choices.
We test whether presenting individuals with the information about other people's recycling efforts influences their preferences for new sorting schemes.
We propose a new approach, in which the VTTS is based on a stated-preference component of a travel cost survey. We find what people are willing to pay for time savings is largely unrelated to their hourly wage (or it's 1/3, as commonly assumed in revealed preference studies).
The article examines the role of Stated Preference valuation methods in the environmental economist’s toolbox. We make the case for using SP methods in a wide range of settings, showing how the approach can be used to both inform policy and gain a better understanding of people’s choices and preferences.
We study farmers preferences for agri-environmental schemes related to nutrient loadings reductions and climate change mitigation in five countries around the Baltic Sea.
We investigate the extent of the simulation bias resulting from using different types and number of draws. We find that the number of the best-performing Sobol draws required for the desired precision exceeds 2,000 in some of the 5-attribute settings, and 20,000 in the case of some 10-attribute settings considered.
We propose a new specification of the MNL model that avoids the problems with standard error of the WTP calculated as a ratio of estimated variables (the problem manifests itself in small samples).