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Demand for public landscape management services: Collective choice-based evidence from Swiss cantons


Schläpfer, Felix (2007). Demand for public landscape management services: Collective choice-based evidence from Swiss cantons. Land Use Policy, 24(2):425-433.

Abstract

While budgets for agri-environmental policy in OECD countries are rapidly increasing with current policy reforms, information about the locally varying demands for policies implemented at various levels of government remains scarce. In this study, a median voter framework is used to analyse the demand for landscape management services based on the expenditures of sub-federal governments for two decentralized landscape management programmes in Switzerland. Furthermore, based on the expenditures for one cantonal and one national agri-environmental scheme, it is determined whether the cantonal scheme resulted in a more demand-oriented pattern of expenditures than the national scheme. The median voter model estimates suggest a high-income elasticity and a low-price elasticity of demand for landscape management services. Contrary to expectations, both the cantonal and national expenditures significantly reflected cantonal variations in proxies of the demand for landscape management services.

While budgets for agri-environmental policy in OECD countries are rapidly increasing with current policy reforms, information about the locally varying demands for policies implemented at various levels of government remains scarce. In this study, a median voter framework is used to analyse the demand for landscape management services based on the expenditures of sub-federal governments for two decentralized landscape management programmes in Switzerland. Furthermore, based on the expenditures for one cantonal and one national agri-environmental scheme, it is determined whether the cantonal scheme resulted in a more demand-oriented pattern of expenditures than the national scheme. The median voter model estimates suggest a high-income elasticity and a low-price elasticity of demand for landscape management services. Contrary to expectations, both the cantonal and national expenditures significantly reflected cantonal variations in proxies of the demand for landscape management services.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
590 Animals (Zoology)
Uncontrolled Keywords:agricultural policy, collective choice, fiscal federalism, landscape management, public goods, decentralisation
Language:English
Date:April 2007
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:28
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:21
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0264-8377
Publisher DOI:10.1016/j.landusepol.2006.05.006
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-2089

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