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School of Environment and Natural Resources


Autumn 2013 SENR Seminar Series

Nov 14, 2013, 4:00pm - 5:30pm


The SENR Seminar Series welcomes Dr. Robert Richardson, Associate Professor, Michigan State University Department of Community Sustainability, who will present Understanding Household Tradeoffs regarding Pineapple Production and Environmental Management in Costa Rica.
Understanding individual or household-level preferences regarding tradeoffs among environmental management options often requires an analysis of choices under alternative scenarios. A household survey was used to gather data for a choice experiment where respondents were asked to choose among pairs of management scenarios about pineapple production in Costa Rica. The results show that respondents are willing to make tradeoffs with respect to management attributes in order to see an overall improvement in environmental quality. The results have implications for policy decisions that aim to reflect public attitudes. The study also highlights the effectiveness of choice experiments in examining household preferences about environmental management in a rural development context.
This seminar is co-sponsored by the OSU Environmental Policy Institute.
The SENR Seminar begins at 4:10 p.m in 103 Kottman Hall with a video link to 123 Williams Hall on the Wooster campus.