Attitudinal Drivers of Home Bias in Stated Preferences Towards International Public Goods. Hybrid Choice Modelling Evidence from Transboundary Nature Protected Areas

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Sviataslau Valasiuk

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Mikolaj Czajkowski

University of Warsaw

Marek Giergiczny

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Dr. Tomasz Zylicz

University of Warsaw - Faculty of Economic Sciences

Knut Veisten

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Askill Harkjerr Halse

University of Oslo; Institute of Transport Economics

Iratxe Landa Mata

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Per Angelstam

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

We assess what drives the lower valuation of nature protection on the other side of the border in two European transboundary nature areas, the Białowieża Forest (Poland and Belarus), and Fulufjället (Norway and Sweden). Applying hybrid choice modelling, we account for people’s attitudes when eliciting their preferences for extensions of transboundary nature protected areas. We examine the impact of attitudes on the home bias effect appearing in preferences stated towards transboundary nature protected areas. We find that the intention of visiting the foreign part of the transboundary area, appreciation of transboundary justice and altruism, and anticipation of unilateral foreign provision, are the main systemic determinants of home bias. Suspicious attitude towards the neighbouring country, and manifestations of ‘patriotism’ apply as home bias drivers to a limited degree only. Facilitating visits of the foreign part by enhancing cross-border access can be expected to shift peoples’ preferences towards transboundary co-operation.

Keywords: International public goods, home bias, transboundary nature protected areas, public preferences, Willingness to Pay, Discrete choice experiment, hybrid modelling

Suggested Citation

Valasiuk, Sviataslau and Czajkowski, Mikolaj and Giergiczny, Marek and Zylicz, Dr. Tomasz and Veisten, Knut and Halse, Askill Harkjerr and Mata, Iratxe Landa and Angelstam, Per, Attitudinal Drivers of Home Bias in Stated Preferences Towards International Public Goods. Hybrid Choice Modelling Evidence from Transboundary Nature Protected Areas. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4086410 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4086410

Sviataslau Valasiuk (Contact Author)

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Mikolaj Czajkowski

University of Warsaw ( email )

Marek Giergiczny

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Dr. Tomasz Zylicz

University of Warsaw - Faculty of Economic Sciences ( email )

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Knut Veisten

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Askill Harkjerr Halse

University of Oslo ( email )

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Oslo, N-0317
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Institute of Transport Economics ( email )

NO-0349
Oslo
Norway

Iratxe Landa Mata

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Per Angelstam

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