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Credit-based payments for ecosystem services: evidence from a choice experiment in Ecuador

Cranford, Matthew and Mourato, Susana (2014) Credit-based payments for ecosystem services: evidence from a choice experiment in Ecuador. World Development, 64. pp. 503-520. ISSN 0305-750X

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.06.019

Abstract

The original conceptualization of payments for ecosystem services (PES) promoted direct payments to motivate the provision of environmental public goods, but market imperfections and behavioral considerations can mean that PES that reduce market constraints are preferred. The main issue with the latter is how to include conditionality. We propose credit-based PES (CB-PES) as an incentive that links an environmental condition with the reduction of a key market constraint. Through a choice experiment in Ecuador, CB-PES was found to be a promising form of PES, with multiple desirable qualities of an incentive as cited in the behavioral economics and PES literatures.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2014 14:55
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 02:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59067

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