An Introduction to Participatory Value Evaluation

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 2019-024/V

40 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2019 Last revised: 15 Dec 2019

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Niek Mouter

Delft University of Technology

Paul Koster

VU University Amsterdam - Department of Spatial Economics

Thijs Dekker

University of Leeds - Institute for Transport Studies

Date Written: December 15, 2019

Abstract

Participatory Value Evaluation (PVE) is an evaluation method which infers the social welfare effects of public policies by eliciting individuals’ preferences over the allocation of public budgets as well as their private income. In a PVE, individuals are asked to choose the best portfolio of projects subject to governmental and private budget constraints. This paper explains that PVE gives individuals the opportunity to express a broader range of preferences concerning (impacts of) government policies compared to existing valuation methods. The paper illustrates PVE with a case study on projects to mitigate flood risks in which 2,900 Dutch citizens participated.

Keywords: Participatory Value Evaluation, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Benefit-Cost Analysis, Citizen Participation, Valuation Methods

Suggested Citation

Mouter, Niek and Koster, Paul and Dekker, Thijs, An Introduction to Participatory Value Evaluation (December 15, 2019). Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 2019-024/V, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3358814 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3358814

Niek Mouter (Contact Author)

Delft University of Technology ( email )

Stevinweg 1
Stevinweg 1
Delft, 2628 CN
Netherlands

Paul Koster

VU University Amsterdam - Department of Spatial Economics ( email )

De Boelelaan 1105
1081HV Amsterdam
Netherlands

Thijs Dekker

University of Leeds - Institute for Transport Studies ( email )

United Kingdom

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