|Appears in Collections:||Economics Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Spatial heterogeneity of willingness to pay for forest management (Forthcoming/Available Online)|
|Keywords:||discrete choice experiment|
willingness to pay
Spatial heterogeneity of preferences
|Citation:||Czajkowski M, Budzinski W, Campbell D, Giergiczny M & Hanley N (2016) Spatial heterogeneity of willingness to pay for forest management (Forthcoming/Available Online), Environmental and Resource Economics.|
|Abstract:||The paper investigates the spatial heterogeneity of public’s preferences for the implementation of a new country-wide forest management and protection program in Poland. Spatial econometric methods and high resolution geographical information system data related to forest characteristics are used to explain the variation in individual-specific willingness to pay (WTP) values, derived from a discrete choice experiment study. We find that respondents’ WTP is higher the closer they live to their nearest forest, and the scarcer forests are in the area where they live. Interestingly, the higher the ecological value of forests in respondents’ area, the more people prefer extending areas of national forest protection. We also investigate spatial patterns in individual-specific WTP scores and in latent class membership probabilities, finding that preferences are indeed spatially clustered. We argue that this clustering should be taken into account in forest management and policy-making.|
|Rights:||© The Author(s) 2016 This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.|
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