Transferring landscape values using discrete choice experiments: Is meta-analysis an option?


  • Amaia de Ayala Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3); Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU)
  • Petr Mariel Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU)
  • Jürgen Meyerhoff Technical University of Berlin



Discrete choice experiment, Landscape valuation, Meta-analysis, Review, Willingness-to-pay


Discrete Choice Experiment (DCE) is an increasingly used valuation method to guide policy-makers in their landscape management decision-making. However, due to time and budget constraints, conducting an original DCE for every single policy decision may not be possible in practice. In this context, meta-analyses are becoming a popular tool for supporting benefit transfer in environmental valuation. This paper raises the question whether meta-analysis is an option for transferring landscape values using DCEs within Europe. We argue that the use of specific and different attributes, definitions and units of measurement makes it hard to compare willingness-to-pay values across current DCE studies


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Author Biographies

Amaia de Ayala, Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3); Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU)

Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)
Depto Economía Aplicada III (Econometría y Estadística)
Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU).

Petr Mariel, Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU)

Depto Economía Aplicada III (Econometría y Estadística)

Jürgen Meyerhoff, Technical University of Berlin

Institute for Landscape and Environmental Planning


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