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Estimating the welfare impacts of agricultural landscape change in Ireland: a choice experiment approach

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  • Stephen Hynes
  • Danny Campbell

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In this paper we exploit a choice experiment modelling framework to estimate the potential non-market welfare impacts of a number of hypothetical rural Irish landscape types that could become real by the year 2030, depending both on future agricultural policy reform and changing land use demands. The results of a random parameters logit model demonstrate significant preference heterogeneity amongst the Irish population for the attributes of agricultural landscapes. The largest welfare gain for the population is found to be from the ‘agri-environmental landscape’ that protects traditional farm landscape features and enhances biodiversity.

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  • Stephen Hynes & Danny Campbell, 2011. "Estimating the welfare impacts of agricultural landscape change in Ireland: a choice experiment approach," Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 54(8), pages 1019-1039, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jenpmg:v:54:y:2011:i:8:p:1019-1039
    DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2010.547691
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    1. van Zanten, Boris T. & Verburg, Peter H. & Scholte, S.S.K. & Tieskens, K.F., 2016. "Using choice modeling to map aesthetic values at a landscape scale: Lessons from a Dutch case study," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 130(C), pages 221-231.

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