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dc.contributor.authorVargas, Andres
dc.contributor.authorLo, Alex Y
dc.contributor.authorRohde, Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorHowes, Michael
dc.description.abstractDeliberative monetary valuation (DMV) methods can support environmental decision making by enabling the exchange of arguments and information to produce more democratic outcomes. The product of a valuation may be an array of expressions of willingness to pay (WTP) by individuals or a collectively agreed monetary value. Concerns have been raised, however, as to whether this product is an outcome of thoughtful and independent decision-making or influenced by social pressures to conform. Our study examines this issue and addresses concerns about the use of DMV, based on a public deliberation of forest conservation in Colombia. We analyzed the impacts of social conformity on WTP under two different decision scenarios: individual and collective. The results suggest that the impacts of social conformity are greater when a collective decision is required. These findings indicate that tensions between the differing goals of DMV could undermine its democratic promise.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Environmental Planning and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.titleSocial influences on expressed willingness to pay: results of a deliberative monetary valuation study in Colombia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorHowes, Michael J.
gro.griffith.authorRohde, Nicholas
gro.griffith.authorVargas, Andres
gro.griffith.authorLo, Alex

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