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Costs of traffic accidents with wild boar populations in Sweden

Häggmark Svensson, Tobias and Gren, Ing-Marie and Andersson, Hans and Jansson, Gunnar and Jägerbrand, Annika (2014). Costs of traffic accidents with wild boar populations in Sweden. Uppsala: (NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
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Other, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Working paper series / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics ; 2014:05
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Traffic accidents with wild boar have increased rapidly over the last years in Sweden. This paper calculates and predicts costs of current and future accidents, totally and for different Swedish counties, based on estimates of wild boar populations. A logistic population model is assumed, and econometric methods are used for calculating populations with panel data on traffic accidents, traffic load, and landscape characteristics for each county. The results show an average growth rate of 0.48, which varies between 0.39 and 0.52for different counties. This, together with predictions on changes in traffic load, forms the basis for calculations of costs of traffic accidents for a 10 year period. In total, the predicted costs can increase from 60 million SEK in 2011 to 135 or 340 million SEK in 2021 in present value depending on hunting pressure. The variation in cost increases is, however, large among counties, increasing by tenfold in Stockholm and Södermanland where the wild boar populations are relatively small and by approximately 50% in counties with mature populations.

Authors/Creators:Häggmark Svensson, Tobias and Gren, Ing-Marie and Andersson, Hans and Jansson, Gunnar and Jägerbrand, Annika
Title:Costs of traffic accidents with wild boar populations in Sweden
Series/Journal:Working paper series / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics (1401-4068)
Year of publishing :30 April 2014
Number:2014:05
Number of Pages:40
Place of Publication:Uppsala
Publisher:Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
ISSN:1401-4068
Language:English
Additional Information:Alla författare tillhör Institutionen för ekonomi, förutom Gunnar Jansson som hör till Institutionen för Ekologi, Grimsö forskningsstation, och Annika Jägerbrand som hör hemma på VTI, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
Publication Type:Report
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:L Animal production > L20 Animal ecology
X Agricola extesions > X70 Economics and management
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Economics
Agrovoc terms:wild boar, noxious animals, population ecology, roads, costs, accident prevention, econometrics, econometric models, sweden
Keywords:traffic accidents, costs, wild boar, econometrics, landscape characteristics, Sweden
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-1887
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-1887
ID Code:11159
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology

(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Other
External funders:Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Deposited By: Ing-Marie Gren
Deposited On:09 May 2014 10:37
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 11:06

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