Article

Estimating the welfare impacts of agricultural landscape change in Ireland: a choice experiment approach

Citation

Hynes S & Campbell D (2011) Estimating the welfare impacts of agricultural landscape change in Ireland: a choice experiment approach. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 54 (8), pp. 1019-1039. https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2010.547691

Abstract
In this paper we exploit a choice experiment modelling framework to estimate the potential non-market welfare impacts of a number of hypothetical rural Irish landscape types that could become real by the year 2030, depending both on future agricultural policy reform and changing land use demands. The results of a random parameters logit model demonstrate significant preference heterogeneity amongst the Irish population for the attributes of agricultural landscapes. The largest welfare gain for the population is found to be from the 'agri-environmental landscape' that protects traditional farm landscape features and enhances biodiversity.

Keywords
Environmental preferences; choice experiments; future farm landscapes; random parameter logit

Journal
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management: Volume 54, Issue 8

StatusPublished
Publication date31/10/2011
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/10492
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN0964-0568