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Estimating the marginal impact of large carnivores on the hunting value of roe deer

Häggmark, Tobias and Elofsson, Katarina (2016). Estimating the marginal impact of large carnivores on the hunting value of roe deer. Uppsala: (NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Working paper series / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics ; 2016:07
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Hunting is an important recreational activity for large numbers of people. The roe deer is one of the most popular types of game in Sweden; however, recently the roe deer population has decreased. It is argued that this decrease is due to an increase in predator populations. The aim of this paper is to identify and compare the impact of lynxes and wolves on the hunting values of roe deer, taking into account that the impact depends on the hunting effort. The impact of the predators on the roe deer harvests is estimated econometrically, using a production function approach that accounts for the abundance of predators and the alternative prey, as well as the climatic conditions. The results show that the marginal cost of wolves is larger than that of additional lynx families in terms of their impact on the roe deer harvest values. The marginal costs of the predators vary with the hunter effort and the presence of alternative prey, which can have implications for policies affecting the regional allocation of the wolves and the lynxes.

Authors/Creators:Häggmark, Tobias and Elofsson, Katarina
Title:Estimating the marginal impact of large carnivores on the hunting value of roe deer
Series/Journal:Working paper series / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics (1401-4068)
Year of publishing :2016
Number:2016:07
Number of Pages:46
Place of Publication:Uppsala
Publisher:Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
ISSN:1401-4068
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Article category:Other scientific
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E11 Land economics and policies
E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E16 Production economics
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Economics
Agrovoc terms:roe deer, lynx, wolf, hunting, game, cost analysis, production functions, sweden
Keywords:production function approach, hunting, costs, roe deer, lynx, wolf
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3533
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3533
ID Code:13468
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
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Deposited On:29 Jun 2016 11:37
Metadata Last Modified:29 Jun 2016 11:37

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