Perceptions of tree disease mitigation: what are people willing to pay for, and what do they actually get?

Some problems found in stated preference approaches to environmental valuation are particularly serious in valuing tree disease. Respondents seem to include regulating and supporting service values, which they are ill-qualified to do. Cultural service values for respondents are distorted by the questionnaire itself, making them invalid for the population over whom valuations are aggregated. The element of citizen valuation can be captured in contingent referenda, but this too tends to include inappropriate elements. More reliable benefit estimates are derivable from actual day-to-day purchase of cultural services, transferred to the context of tree disease.


Editor(s):
Roos, A.
Lönnstedt, L.
Nord, T.
Gong, P.
Stendahl, M.
Issue Date:
Dec 31 2014
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/199242
Published in:
Scandinavian Forest Economics: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Scandinavian Society of Forest Economics, 2014
Scandinavian Forest Economics: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Scandinavian Society of Forest Economics
Number 45
Page range:
32-39
Total Pages:
8

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