nep-dcm New Economics Papers
on Discrete Choice Models
Issue of 2012‒11‒24
three papers chosen by
Philip Yu
Hong Kong University

  1. La “migrazione produttiva” delle imprese italiane in Romania: analisi empirica e implicazioni per le politiche di sistema By Silvia Podetti
  3. Cultural differences in environmental valuation By Andersen, M.D; Kerr, Geoffrey N.; Lambert, Simon J.

  1. By: Silvia Podetti (Università degli Studi di Firenze)
    Abstract: The theoretical framework of this study is the production internationalization of firms. It investigates the case of Italian firms “migration” in Romania – a “massive” and atypical phenomenon of manufacturing delocalization of Italian firms. Despite the large amount of Italian literature already published around this topic, a limited number of quantitative studies are available. Therefore, this study presents a new approach of inquiry and a new empirical analysis of this topic. A business register-based survey was carried out to select Italian companies continuously active in manufacturing production until December 2009. A multilevel model is used to verify if the intra-industry characteristics (i.e. firm size, firm industrial specialization) and the geographical regions in which these firms are localized explain their performance in 2009. The consistent effects which are found within the analysis - both at individual and area level - allow to gather some considerations about system-based policies for local development.
    Keywords: production internationalization, delocalization, manufacturing sector, industrial policy, Romania
    Date: 2012–11
  2. By: Waegeli, Salome; Hamm, Ulrich
    Abstract: Die Nachfrage nach Öko-Lebensmitteln war in den letzten Jahren in Deutschland durch zwei parallele Entwicklungen gekennzeichnet: eine stark gestiegene Nachfrage nach Öko- Lebensmitteln aus tierischer Erzeugung und durch den zunehmenden Wunsch vieler Öko- Verbraucher nach Lebensmitteln aus der Region. Die deutschen Öko-Landwirte konnten zwar ihre tierische Erzeugung stark steigern, doch mussten hierfür zunehmend Futtermittel aus dem Ausland zugekauft werden. Ungeklärt ist bislang, ob die Konsumenten die zunehmenden Importe von Öko-Futtermitteln als Problem ansehen, das ihrem Wunsch nach einer stärkeren Regionalversorgung mit Öko-Lebensmitteln entgegensteht. Ziel der hier vorgestellten Studie war es, die Wahrnehmung und Bedeutung der Futtermittelherkunft beim Kauf von tierischen Öko-Lebensmitteln zu analysieren. Ein Discrete-Choice Experiment und eine computergestützte Befragung wurde mit 597 Öko-Konsumenten vor Einkaufsstätten durchgeführt und mithilfe eines multinomialen Logitmodells ausgewertet. Demnach bevorzugen Öko-Konsumenten eine regionale Futtermittelherkunft gegenüber einer deutschen oder nicht gekennzeichneten Futtermittelherkunft. Die Bereitstellung von Informationen zum Öko-Futtermittelimport nach Deutschland hat zudem einen positiven Einfluss auf den Kauf von Öko-Lebensmitteln, die aus regionalen oder deutschen Futtermitteln produziert wurden.
    Keywords: Futtermittelherkunft, Öko-Lebensmittel, Öko-Futtermittel, regionale Lebensmittel, Konsumentenwahrnehmung, Discrete Choice, feed origin, organic consumer, consumer perception, animal feed, local food, Consumer/Household Economics, Livestock Production/Industries,
    Date: 2012
  3. By: Andersen, M.D; Kerr, Geoffrey N.; Lambert, Simon J.
    Abstract: The application of stated preference non-market valuation approaches in settings where there are strong cultural differences in environmental perspectives potentially misrepresent strengths of preferences for different groups. This paper reports on a study that measured strength of affiliation with traditional Māori identity, strength of connection with nature, and monetary measures of value derived from a choice experiment. The relationships between these three measures are explored to test the alignment of Māori identity with connection to nature, and to test the dependence of monetary valuation on cultural identity and connection with nature. The tests are applied in the context of a case study addressing water management in the Waikato Region.
    Keywords: cultural valuation, environmental valuation, choice modelling, cultural identity, water preservation, Māori values, connectedness to nature, Community/Rural/Urban Development, Environmental Economics and Policy,
    Date: 2012–08

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