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Which policy instrument do citizens and civil servants prefer? A choice experiment on Swedish marine policy.

Ek, Claes and Elofsson, Katarina and Lagerkvist, Carl-Johan (2022). Which policy instrument do citizens and civil servants prefer? A choice experiment on Swedish marine policy. Q open. 2 :1 , qoac002
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Abstract

In the choice between alternative environmental policy instruments, economists tend to favor policies capable of attaining cost-efficiency, but other considerations may be more important to stakeholders. We perform a choice experiment modeled on Swedish water and marine policy to estimate preferences for different policy instruments among citizens and municipal civil servants. Both the modal citizen and the modal civil servant prefer direct regulation and subsidies to nutrient trading. Moreover, nutrient trading is unlikely to deliver sufficiently large cost savings for civil servants to prefer it to other instruments. These results are consistent with the apparent reluctance to adopt water quality trading in Europe.

Authors/Creators:Ek, Claes and Elofsson, Katarina and Lagerkvist, Carl-Johan
Title:Which policy instrument do citizens and civil servants prefer? A choice experiment on Swedish marine policy.
Series Name/Journal:Q open
Year of publishing :2022
Volume:2
Number:1
Article number:qoac002
Number of Pages:19
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Economics
Keywords:Choice experiments, Instrument choice, Nutrient trading, Policy acceptance, Marine policy
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-118734
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-118734
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DOI10.1093/qopen/qoac002
ID Code:28785
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:06 Sep 2022 09:25
Metadata Last Modified:06 Sep 2022 09:31

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