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Ekin Birol Presentation Economics Beyond Markets: Choice Experiments In Developing Countries

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June 21, 2010
IFPRI Policy Seminar
Washington, DC
Economics Beyond Markets: Choice Experiments In Developing Countries
Jeff Bennett
Ekin Birol
Derek Byerlee

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Ekin Birol Presentation Economics Beyond Markets: Choice Experiments In Developing Countries

  1. 1. Economics Beyond Markets: Choice Experiments in Developing Countries Ekin Birol INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  2. 2. Choice experiments in developing countries  Increasing number of applications of this method in developing countries  Demand from developing country researchers  Compiled developing country case studies to • Showcase the versatility of the method • Highlight methodological and practical issues
  3. 3. Examples of choice experiment applications in developing countries  Environment-development trade-offs • China’s Sloping Land Conversion Programme  Valuation of unique eco-systems • Pakistan’s Indus ecoregion  Provision of public or private goods • Trade-offs between local public goods vs extension packages in Ethiopia  Agriculture and food • Kenyan livestock traders’ preferences for cattle traits
  4. 4. Examples of choice experiment applications in developing countries
  5. 5. Why use this method in developing countries?  Provide the value of various attributes and trade-offs  Advantages vis-à-vis other stated preference methods (e.g., contingent valuation)  Advantages vis-à-vis revealed preference methods (e.g., hedonic pricing method)  Advantages vis-à-vis randomised experiments
  6. 6. Why use this method in developing countries?
  7. 7. Challenges faced and advice to future practitioners in developing countries  Various issues should be given special attention when implementing this method in developing countries • Survey design • Payment vehicle • Experimental design • Visual aids • Respondents • Random choices
  8. 8. Challenges faced and advice to future practitioners in developing countries

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