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Payment Types and Participation in Payment for Ecosystem Services Programs: Stated Preferences of Landowners

  • Nordén, Anna

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    (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

Because the effectiveness of payment for ecosystem services (PES) programs depends on landowners’ engagement, understanding the relationship between the type of payment and participation is a key issue. This paper reports on a choice experiment that quantifies landowners’ preferences for cash and educational in-kind payment. The main results indicate a positive correlation between participation in a PES contract and the magnitude of the cash payment, while participation seems uncorrelated with the magnitude of the educational inkind payment. In addition, we investigate the mix of payment types and heterogeneity in preferences, which can help policymakers design strategies to increase participation.

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Paper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 591.

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Length: 46 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2014
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:gunwpe:0591
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