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Private forest owners motivations for adopting biodiversity-related protection programs

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  • Philippe Polomé

    (GATE Lyon Saint-Étienne - Groupe d'analyse et de théorie économique - ENS Lyon - École normale supérieure - Lyon - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2 - UCBL - Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 - Université de Lyon - UJM - Université Jean Monnet [Saint-Étienne] - Université de Lyon - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

Abstract

The results of a survey of private forest owners on adoption of a number of current programs, that include biodiversity protection to some degree, are presented. Adoption amounts to 22% for all the programs jointly, and is shown to depend on economic, social and ethical motives, with significant crowding-out between the economic and ethical motives, but not with social motives. Adoption of each program is strongly negatively correlated to each other. Nearly no respondent adopted the Natura 2000 program. The results constitute a test of the " reputational crowding-out " theory of Bénabou and Tirole (2006)

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  • Philippe Polomé, 2016. "Private forest owners motivations for adopting biodiversity-related protection programs," Post-Print halshs-01421321, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-01421321
    Note: View the original document on HAL open archive server: https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-01421321
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