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The impact of latent risk preferences on valuing the preservation of threatened lynx populations in Poland

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Anna Bartczak, Professor Susan Chilton



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).


Choice experiments have been widely used to study consumer preferences for environmental goods and services. A relatively recent innovation has been to acknowledge the inherent uncertainties surrounding provision of these non-market commodities. Such uncertainties arise from many sources, including the time scale between policy implementation and outcome, as well as the associated post-policy ecological and environmental characteristics. This paper assesses the impact that respondents’ risk preferences have on the valuation of lynx preservation in Poland in the face of this provision uncertainty. We also demonstrate empirically that a link exists between individual risk preferences, manifesting in a tendency to choose the status quo option rather than any of the alternatives and to offer, on average, a lower WTP.

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Author(s): Bartczak A, Mariel P, Chilton S, Meyerhoff J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Year: 2016

Volume: 60

Issue: 2

Pages: 284-306

Print publication date: 01/04/2016

Online publication date: 28/07/2015

Acceptance date: 16/07/2014

Date deposited: 16/07/2015

ISSN (print): 1364-985X

ISSN (electronic): 1467-8489

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


DOI: 10.1111/1467-8489.12123


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Norwegian Financial Mechanism
Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
PL0257EEA Financial Mechanism