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Do agents' characteristics affect their valuation of ‘common pool’ resources? A full-preference ranking analysis for the value of sustainable river basin management

González Dávila, Osiel and Koundouri, Phoebe and Pantelidis, Theologos and Papandreou, Andreas (2017) Do agents' characteristics affect their valuation of ‘common pool’ resources? A full-preference ranking analysis for the value of sustainable river basin management. Science of the Total Environment, 575. pp. 1462-1469. ISSN 0048-9697

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.014

Abstract

In this paper we develop a full-preference ranking Choice Experiment (CE) designed to investigate how respondents evaluate a set of proposed improvements towards sustainable river basin management, as per the prescriptions of the European Union-Water Framework Directive (2000). The CE is applied in the Asopos River Basin (ARB) in Greece. Our interest is to test whether residency in the river basin, or otherwise, affects the preferences of the relevant agents. We first estimate a rank-ordered logistic regression based on a full set of choices in order to calculate the willingness to pay (WTP) of respondents for each one of the three attributes considered in the CE (i.e., environmental conditions, impact on the local economy and changes in the potential uses of water). The model is initially estimated for the full sample and then re-estimated twice for two sub-samples: the first one only includes the residents of Athens and the second only includes the residents of Asopos. Afterwards, we examine the effect of various demographic and socio-economic factors (such as income, gender, age, employment and education) on the estimates of our model in order to reveal any differences among respondents with different characteristics, mainly focusing on whether they reside or have personal experience of the RB under valuation. Thus, our analysis simultaneously provides a robustness check on previous findings in the literature and additional information about how various demographic and socio-economic characteristics affect the evaluation of the selected attributes.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/science-of-the-t...
Additional Information: © 2016 Elsevier B.V.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
JEL classification: Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q2 - Renewable Resources and Conservation > Q25 - Water
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q51 - Valuation of Environmental Effects
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q53 - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
Sets: Research centres and groups > Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 10:02
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2017 23:00
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68893

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