nep-dcm New Economics Papers
on Discrete Choice Models
Issue of 2021‒12‒06
eight papers chosen by
Edoardo Marcucci
Università degli studi Roma Tre

  1. How Do Environment Impact Information and Neighborhood Attachment Affect Consumer Choice of Low-Input Turfgrasses? Evidence from Discrete Choice Experiments By Wang, Jingjing; Yue, Chengyan
  2. Saffron Farmers’ Willingness to Pay for Standard Corms By Mohtashami, Toktam
  3. Conducting economic valuation surveys during extreme events By Susana Mourato; Ganga Shreedhar
  4. Import Substitution and Consumer Preferences for Quality and Origin in Senegal’s Domestic Horticultural Value Chains By Feyaerts, Hendrik; Maertens, Miet
  5. Agro-dealer’s knowledge, perception, and willingness to stock a fungal based biopesticide (ICIPE 20) for management of Tuta absoluta in Kenya By Ogutu, Francis
  6. Household Energy Choice for Cooking: Do Rural Income Growth and Ethnic Difference Play a Role? By Ma, Wanglin; Zheng, Hongyun; Gong, Binlei
  7. Advanced Air Mobility: Demand Analysis and Market Potential of the Airport Shuttle and Air Taxi Markets By Goyal, Rohit; Reiche, Colleen; Fernando, Chris; Cohen, Adam
  8. Smallholder Farmers’ Choice of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in Nigeria: A Psycho-Cognitive Approach By Kolapo, Adetomiwa; Tijani, Abiade Akeem

  1. By: Wang, Jingjing; Yue, Chengyan
    Keywords: Environmental Economics and Policy
    Date: 2021–08
  2. By: Mohtashami, Toktam
    Keywords: Crop Production/Industries
    Date: 2021–08
  3. By: Susana Mourato (London School of Economics); Ganga Shreedhar (London School of Economics)
    Abstract: There is no guidance on how to deal with the effects of catastrophic events, like the COVID-19 pandemic, on stated preference survey responses, despite the possible impact such events can have on stated values and survey responses. This paper provides a concise analysis of the likely effects of extreme events on stated preference surveys, focusing on the validity and temporal stability of estimated values, and offers a set of recommendations. These recommendations can also be of use for designing other types of household and individual surveys, beyond economic valuation surveys.
    Keywords: Catastrophic events, Choice experiment, Choice modelling, Contingent valuation, COVID-19, Extreme events, Guidelines, Nonmarket valuation, Questionnaire, Stated preference, Survey
    JEL: C83 H41 Q51
    Date: 2021–12–01
  4. By: Feyaerts, Hendrik; Maertens, Miet
    Keywords: Consumer/Household Economics, Crop Production/Industries
    Date: 2021–08
  5. By: Ogutu, Francis
    Keywords: Agribusiness, Crop Production/Industries
    Date: 2021–08
  6. By: Ma, Wanglin; Zheng, Hongyun; Gong, Binlei
    Keywords: Consumer/Household Economics
    Date: 2021–08
  7. By: Goyal, Rohit; Reiche, Colleen; Fernando, Chris; Cohen, Adam
    Abstract: Advanced air mobility (AAM) is a broad concept enabling consumers access to on-demand air mobility, cargo and package delivery, healthcare applications, and emergency services through an integrated and connected multimodal transportation network. However, a number of challenges could impact AAM’s growth potential, such as autonomous flight, the availability of take-off and landing infrastructure (i.e., vertiports), integration into airspace and other modes of transportation, and competition with shared automated vehicles. This article discusses the results of a demand analysis examining the market potential of two potential AAM passenger markets—airport shuttles and air taxis. The airport shuttle market envisions AAM passenger service to, from, or between airports along fixed routes. The air taxi market envisions a more mature and scaled service that provides on-demand point-to-point passenger services throughout urban areas. Using a multi-method approach comprised of AAM travel demand modeling, Monte Carlo simulations, and constraint analysis, this study estimates that the air taxi and airport shuttle markets could capture a 0.5% mode share. The analysis concludes that AAM could replace non-discretionary trips greater than 45 min; however, demand for discretionary trips would be limited by consumer willingness to pay. This study concludes that AAM passenger services could have a daily demand of 82,000 passengers served by approximately 4000 four- to five-seat aircraft in the U.S., under the most conservative scenario, representing an annual market valuation of 2.5 billion USD.
    Keywords: Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Date: 2021–07–02
  8. By: Kolapo, Adetomiwa; Tijani, Abiade Akeem
    Keywords: Environmental Economics and Policy, Consumer/Household Economics
    Date: 2021–08

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