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Testing different types of benefit transfer in valuation of ecosystem services: New Zealand winegrowing case studies

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dc.contributor.author Baskaran, Ramesh en
dc.contributor.author Cullen, Ross en
dc.contributor.author Colombo, S. en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-22T02:48:58Z
dc.date.issued 2009-02 en
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10182/3872
dc.description.abstract Most ecosystem services (ES) are neither priced nor marketed. Resource managers may fail to take into account degradation of unpriced services in their resource management decisions. Being able to estimate values for ES is fundamental to designing policies to induce resource users to provide (or improve) ES at levels that are acceptable to society. Conducting ecosystem valuation via non-market methods is costly and time consuming. Benefit Transfer (BT) using choice modeling (CM) is a potentially cost-effective method for valuing ES by transferring information from existing valuation studies (and study sites) to a target area of interest (policy sites). The prime objective of this paper is to examine the validity of BT and hence whether it is feasible to conduct the transfer process and assist policy making. The paper focuses on the environmental impact of winegrowing practices in two New Zealand winegrowing regions. The two sites, Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough, have similar environmental issues and attributes but are geographically separated. The study estimates WTP and Compensating Surplus (CS) for ES applying CM and, subsequently, given the preferences of respondents across sites and populations, tests the transferability of unadjusted value transfer (WTP) and benefits function (CS) assessing four different types of BT. en
dc.format.extent 1-38 en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society en
dc.relation The original publication is available from - Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society en
dc.rights Copyright by author(s). Readers may make copies of this document for non-commercial purposes only, provided that this copyright notice appears on all such copies. en
dc.source 53rd Annual Conference of the AARES en
dc.subject choice modelling en
dc.subject benefit transfer en
dc.subject New Zealand winegrowing en
dc.subject ecosystem services en
dc.title Testing different types of benefit transfer in valuation of ecosystem services: New Zealand winegrowing case studies en
dc.type Conference Contribution - Published
lu.contributor.unit Lincoln University en
lu.contributor.unit Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce en
lu.contributor.unit Department of Financial and Business Systems en
pubs.finish-date 2009-02-13 en
pubs.notes Paper presented at the 53rd Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Cairns, Australia, 10-13 February, 2009. en
pubs.organisational-group /LU
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/FABS
pubs.publication-status Published en
pubs.start-date 2009-02-10 en
lu.subtype Conference Paper en


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