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Divergence in Stakeholders’ Preferences: Evidence from a Choice Experiment on Forest Landscapes Preferences in Sweden


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Title: Divergence in Stakeholders’ Preferences: Evidence from a Choice Experiment on Forest Landscapes Preferences in Sweden
Authors: Nordén, Anna
Coria, Jessica
Jönsson, Anna Maria
Lagergren, Fredrik
Lehsten, Veiko
Issue Date: Mar-2015
Extent: 34
Publication type: report
Organization: Dept. of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
616
Keywords: biodiversity
choice experiment
forest
preference divergence
Abstract: A great deal of biodiversity can be found in private forests, and protecting it requires taking into consideration the preferences of key stakeholders. In this study, we examine and compare the valuation of forest attributes across the general public, private non-industrial forest owners and forest officials in Sweden by conducting a choice experiment. Our results indicate that citizens have a positive valuation of biodiversity protection. Moreover, their valuation is statistically higher than ... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL: D61, Q23, Q51, Q58
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/38408
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