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Choice Experiments In Developing Countries

Implementation, Challenges and Policy Implications
Edited by Jeff Bennett, Professor of Environmental Management, Crawford School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia and Ekin Birol, Research Fellow, Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, US
Choice Experiments in Developing Countries is an invaluable one-stop presentation of the best-practice case studies implementing the choice experiment method in developing countries. It highlights the theoretical and practical issues that should be taken into consideration when applying this method in a developing country context.
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Choice Experiments in Developing Countries is an invaluable one-stop presentation of the best-practice case studies implementing the choice experiment method in developing countries. It highlights the theoretical and practical issues that should be taken into consideration when applying this method in a developing country context.

The expert contributors gather recent state-of-the-art choice experiment studies undertaken in several developing countries, in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. These focus on a variety of environmental and agricultural issues, underlining the versatility of this method in valuing a wide array of interventions (for example policies, public and private services, new technologies) and emphasizing the value of the method in informing efficient, effective and equitable policies for sustainable economic development.

This work will be of great interest to academics and researchers of environmental economics, agricultural and resource economics, development, environmental management and planning, as well as national and international development agencies and NGOs. Civil servants and policymakers in developing countries will find the work and recommendations within this book engaging and inspirational.
‘Overall, this book is a wide-ranging compilation of choice experiment studies in developing countries. . . we hope that the applications of choice modelling techniques in this volume help convince researchers that asking poor respondents in developing countries complex questions about their preferences is feasible and encourages researchers to tackle more complex research protocols deigned to improve the accuracy and reliability of respondents answers to questions in choice experiments.’
– From the foreword by W.L. (Vic) Adamowicz and D. Whittington
Foreword by W.L. (Vic) Adamowicz and D. Whittington
Contributors: B. Beardmore, N. Beharry-Borg, J. Bennett, R.N. Bhattacharya, E. Birol, R. Brouwer, F. Carlsson, S. Das, K. Deffner, A. Dehlavi, T.N. Do, J. Falck-Zepeda, B. Groom, P. Grosjean, L. Gunaratne, W. Haider, C. Huenchuleo, B. Karandikar, B.N. Khan, E. Kikulwe, G. Köhlin, A. Kontoleon, Y. Kountouris, A. Mekonnen, O. Ratanak, D. Roy, E. Ruto, R. Scarpa, G.G. Selassie, A. Shahab, M. Smale, P. Villalobos, X. Wang, J. Wesseler, C. Xie, M. Yabe, M. Yesuf, J. Yorobe Jr., S. Zhang, Z. Zhang
Contents:

Foreword

1. Introduction: The Roles and Significance of Choice Experiments in Developing Country Contexts
Jeff Bennett and Ekin Birol

PART I: USING CHOICE EXPERIMENTS TO INVESTIGATE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TRADE-OFFS
2. A Choice Experiment of Human–Elephant Conflict Resolution in Sri Lanka
Roy Brouwer, Wolfgang Haider, Lokugam Gunaratne and Ben Beardmore

3. Using Choice Experiments to Estimate Wetland Values in Viet Nam: Implementation and Practical Issues
Thang Nam Do and Jeff Bennett

4. Fishing Permit Price and Wetland Conservation: A Choice Experiment on the Value of Improved Environmental Quality of Lake Awassa, Ethiopia
Girma G. Selassie and Yiannis Kountouris

5. Researcher-Selected versus Respondent-Selected Attributes: Improved Coastal Water Quality in Tobago
Nesha Beharry-Borg and Riccardo Scarpa

PART II: USING CHOICE EXPERIMENTS TO INVESTIGATE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TRADE-OFFS: THE CASE OF CHINA’S SLOPING LAND CONVERSION PROGRAMME
6. Estimating the Non-market Environmental Benefits of Land Use Change in China
Xuehong Wang, Jeff Bennett, Chen Xie and Zhitao Zhang

7. Assessing the Sustainability of the Sloping Land Conversion Programme: A Choice Experiment Approach
Pauline Grosjean, Andreas Kontoleon and Shiqiu Zhang

PART III: USING CHOICE EXPERIMENTS TO ESTIMATE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES’ VALUATION OF UNIQUE ECOSYSTEMS
8. Non-use Values of Ecosystems Dependent on the Indus River, Pakistan: A Spatially Explicit, Multi-ecosystem Choice Experiment
Ali Dehlavi, Ben Groom, Babar Naseem Khan and Amna Shahab

9. Ecosystem Service Valuation of Ruil (Nothofagus Alessandrii) Forests in Central Chile: An Application of the Choice Experiment Method
Pablo Villalobos and Carlos Huenchuleo

PART IV: USING CHOICE EXPERIMENTS TO INFORM EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT PROVISION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE GOODS AND SERVICES
10. Informing Efficient Solid Waste Management to Improve Local Environmental Quality and Public Health in West Bengal, India
Sukanya Das, Ekin Birol and Rabindra N. Bhattacharya

11. Farmers’ Choice between Public Goods and Agricultural Extension Packages in Ethiopia: A Stated Preference Analysis
Alemu Mekonnen, Mahmud Yesuf, Fredrik Carlsson and Gunnar Köhlin

12. Valuing Preferences for Ecotourism in the Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia
Ou Ratanak and Mitsuyasu Yabe

PART V: USING CHOICE EXPERIMENTS TO INFORM THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR AND FOOD INDUSTRY
13. Farmer Preferences for Bt Maize, Seed Information and Credit in the Philippines
Jose Yorobe Jr, Ekin Birol and Melinda Smale

14. Using Choice Experiments to Investigate Preferences for Cattle Traits in Kenya
Eric Ruto and Riccardo Scarpa

15. Developing Country Consumers’ Demand for Food Safety and Quality: Is Mumbai Ready for Certified and Organic Fruits?
Devesh Roy, Ekin Birol, Katharina Deffner and Bhushana Karandikar

16. Rural Consumers’ Preferences for Banana Attributes in Uganda: Is There a Market for GM Staples?
Enoch Kikulwe, Ekin Birol, José Falck-Zepeda and Justus Wesseler

17. Concluding Remarks and Recommendations for Implementing
Choice Experiments in Developing Countries
Ekin Birol and Jeff Bennett

Index