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Irregular behaviour in stating preferences for nature protection. A Choice Experiment in Belarus

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  • Marek Giergiczny


    (Warsaw Ecological Economics Center, University of Warsaw)

  • Sviataslau Valasiuk

    (Warsaw Ecological Economics Center, University of Warsaw)

  • Tomasz Żylicz

    (Warsaw Ecological Economics Center, University of Warsaw)

  • Pere Riera

    (Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw)

Using choice experiment, this paper investigates how Belarusian citizens value planned Zvanets mire protection programmes. Two approaches are used to analyze ignored attributes: a debriefing question, and estimating parameters at the individual level. We have found inconsistencies between people’s declarations on ignoring certain attributes in the follow-up questions and the results of modelling at the individual level. These inconsistencies lead to statistically significant differences in WTP estimates obtained.

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Paper provided by Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw in its series Working Papers with number 2010-08.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 2010
Handle: RePEc:war:wpaper:2010-08
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