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dc.contributor.authorCzajkowski, Mikolajen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHanley, Nicholasen_UK
dc.description.abstractFor many years, stated preference researchers have been interested in the effects of information onwillingness to pay for environmental goods. Within the random utility model, information about anenvironmental good might impact on preferences and on scale (error variance), both between andwithin samples of choices. In this paper, we extend the G‐MNL model to investigate the effects ofdifferent information sets on choices over the management of biodiversity in the UK, looking specificallyat moorlands managed for red grouse shooting. Specifically, we make the individual scale parameter afunction of observable (dataset‐specific) characteristics. Our results show that changing information setsresults in significant differences in the mean scale between datasets, and in the variance of scale.Respondents are more deterministic in their choices and show lower within‐sample scale heterogeneityin the alternative information treatment. Changes in information provision also effect willingness to payestimates, reducing the value people place on the conservation of two iconic birds of prey. The methodsused will also be of interest to researchers who need to combine choice experiment data sets.en_UK
dc.publisherStirling Management Schoolen_UK
dc.relationCzajkowski M & Hanley N (2012) More random or more deterministic choices? The effects of information on preferences for biodiversity conservation. Economics Discussion Paper, 2012-06.en_UK
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Paper, 2012-06en_UK
dc.subjectchoice modellingen_UK
dc.subjectinformation effectsen_UK
dc.subjectscale heterogeneityen_UK
dc.subjectheather moorland managementen_UK
dc.subjectraptor conservationen_UK
dc.subjectcombined SP‐RPen_UK
dc.titleMore random or more deterministic choices? The effects of information on preferences for biodiversity conservationen_UK
dc.typeWorking Paperen_UK
dc.type.statusAO - Author's Originalen_UK
dc.subject.jelC59: Econometric Modeling: Otheren_UK
dc.subject.jelC81: Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data; Data Accessen_UK
dc.subject.jelQ51: Valuation of Environmental Effectsen_UK
dc.subject.jelQ57: Ecological Economics: Ecosystem Services; Biodiversity Conservation; Bioeconomics; Industrial Ecologyen_UK
dc.subject.jelQ15: Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environmenten_UK
dc.subject.jelD12: Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysisen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Warsawen_UK
rioxxterms.typeWorking paperen_UK
local.rioxx.authorCzajkowski, Mikolaj|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHanley, Nicholas|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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