Performance Payments for Groups: The Case of Carnivore Conservation in Northern Sweden

Zabel von Felten, Astrid Mirjam; Bostedt, G.; Engel, S. (2014). Performance Payments for Groups: The Case of Carnivore Conservation in Northern Sweden Environmental and Resource Economics, 59(4), pp. 613-631. Springer Netherlands 10.1007/s10640-013-9752-x

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This paper presents a first empirical assessment of carnivore conservation under a performance payment scheme. In Sweden, reindeer herder villages are paid based on the number of lynx (lynx lynx) and wolverine (gulo gulo) offspring certified on their pastures. The villages decide on the internal payment distribution. It is generally assumed that benefit distribution rules are exogenous. We investigate them as an endogenous decision. The data reveals that villages’ group size has a direct negative effect on conservation outcomes and an indirect positive effect which impacts conservation outcomes through the benefit distribution rule. This result revises the collective action hypothesis on purely negative effects of group size.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL > Multifunctional forest management

Name:

Zabel von Felten, Astrid Mirjam;
Bostedt, G. and
Engel, S.

Subjects:

G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences

ISSN:

0924-6460

Publisher:

Springer Netherlands

Language:

English

Submitter:

Admin import user

Date Deposited:

17 Sep 2019 09:37

Last Modified:

23 Sep 2020 09:12

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s10640-013-9752-x

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Performance payments; Group payments; Wildlife conservation; Empirical policy assessment; Sweden; Lynx; Wolverine

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.6064

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/6064

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