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dc.contributor.authorKassahun, Habtamu Tilahun
dc.contributor.authorThorsen, Bo Jellesmark
dc.contributor.authorSwait, Joffre
dc.contributor.authorJacobsen, Jette Bredahl
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-06T23:49:25Z
dc.date.available2020-07-06T23:49:25Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0924-6460
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10640-019-00390-3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/395194
dc.description.abstractSeveral discrete choice experiment studies have investigated issues in the design of incentive programs to enhance the provision of ecosystem services. In these studies, ownership of land is usually private, and landowners make decisions independently of each other. However, the assumption of independence may be invalid when decision making involves a spatial setting and social networks. This study presents a new approach that accounts for social cooperation and preference interdependence across farmers in a land management context with mixed ownership. We formulate an econometric model of implicit choice set formation that accounts for (1) farmers’ expectations regarding mutual positive benefits from cooperation in an integrated land management system, and (2) the potential interdependence of preferences across farmers within the same socio-spatial group. We show that cooperation expectations matter for the decision of whether to engage in cooperative management and also for welfare estimates. Our model can identify sources of heterogeneities arising from cooperation expectations in ways that would not be possible using a reduced-form choice model. The assumption of independence should be checked routinely in similar settings to avoid potential endogeneity problems in discrete choice models when dealing with data that have a social-spatial dimension.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom105
dc.relation.ispartofpageto136
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEnvironmental and Resource Economics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume75
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0502
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1499
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsEconomics
dc.subject.keywordsEnvironmental Studies
dc.titleSocial Cooperation in the Context of Integrated Private and Common Land Management
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationKassahun, HT; Thorsen, BJ; Swait, J; Jacobsen, JB, Social Cooperation in the Context of Integrated Private and Common Land Management, Environmental and Resource Economics, 2020, 75 (1), pp. 105-136
dc.date.updated2020-07-06T22:53:42Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2019 Springer Netherlands. This is an electronic version of an article published in Environmental and Resource Economics, Vol. 75, pages105–136(2020). Environmental and Resource Economics is available online at: http://link.springer.com/ with the open URL of your article.
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