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- 7Choice experiments
- 2Consumer preferences
- 2Nonmarket valuation
- 1Agricultural land conservation
- 2Adamowicz, Wiktor
- 2Boxall, Peter C.
- 1Allen, Shannon M
- 1Haener, Michael
- 1Kaczan, David
- 1Louviere, Jordan J.
This research examines Canadian consumer preferences for milk and yogurt products, both those currently available in the marketplace as well as hypothetical products. Self-reported consumption and choice experiments are used to determine consumer preferences for various attributes and how these...
Vitamin A deficiency is a form of malnutrition that affects 127 million people globally, leading to increased risk of infection, ocular disorders, and/or impaired growth (WHO 2004). There are multiple ways to increase vitamin A intake including supplements, whole, fortified, and biofortified...
Designing an incentive program to reduce on-farm deforestation in the East Usambara Mountains, TanzaniaDownload
This thesis is a set of two papers on the design of a ‘payment for ecosystem services’ (PES) program for the reduction of on-farm deforestation in the East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. The forests of this area are internationally recognized as one of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems;...
The Alberta Capital Region is experiencing rapid population growth, economic development, and conversion of agricultural land into alternative land uses. As a result, some of the province’s most productive agricultural land has been converted. However, little is known about what values are being...
Investigating smallholders' preferences for the design of REDD contracts: A case study in Akok village, CameroonDownload
This thesis examines smallholders’ preferences for the design of hypothetical contracts to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) in Akok village, Cameroon. An attribute-based stated choice experiment survey was conducted to elicit smallholders’ preferences for various...
This study examines the ability of revealed preference (RP), site-specific stated preference (SP), transferred SP, and various joint RP-SP models to predict aggregate and individual recreation site choice behavior in a holdout sample. For two statistical comparisons, the site-specific RP model...
Stated Preference Approaches for Measuring Passive Use Values: Choice Experiments versus Contingent ValuationDownload
The measurement of passive use values has become an important element of environmental economics over the past decade. Damage assessment cases in the U.S. and Canada have prompted considerable research activity in this area, yet the topic is quite controversial and debate over the theory and...