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

Marek Giergiczny, Sviataslau Valasiuk, Tomasz Zylicz and Pere Riera
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Sviataslau Valasiuk: Warsaw Ecological Economics Center, University of Warsaw
Pere Riera: Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

No 2010-08, Working Papers from Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: willingness to pay (WTP); choice experiment (CE); random parameter logit (RPL) model; lexicographic preferences; nature protection; wetlands (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q50 Q51 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 17 pages
Date: 2010
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