CERE member and PhD Brian Danley has been a guest of Professors Nick Hanley and Danny Campbell at the University of Stirling in October and November. While at Stirling, Brian was given the opportunity to join a research project on discrete choice.
Landscape planning could to a greater extent be used to balance different interests in the forest. Some forest areas might be in need of extended nature conservation in favor of biodiversity. Other areas lack conservation values and could open up for a more intensive forestry. The possibilities with landscape planning in the forest and how it could be applied is being studied in an ongoing project.
There is no statistically significant effect of foreign ownership on the unions’ bargaining power over employment or wages according to study. This could mean that concerns about foreign ownership in Sweden is unfounded.
Using a strategic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) where profit is still maximized can be advantageous. Three positive effects of CSR are noticeable: consumers’ willingness to pay increase, more productive employees and risk is reduced.
CERE member Camilla Widmark gave a keynote on the gender situation in the Swedish forest sector at the 44rd session of the UN committee on Food Security (CFS44) on October 9th. Camilla stressed the importance of understanding the reasons to why forest owners own forest and the difference between male and female forest owners.
Standard practice in discrete choice experiments is to present information on alternatives in matrix form. However, how respondents are asked to read the matrix is at odds with learned visual routines and reading patterns, and this can impact respondents’ choices.
October 21 st, CERE member Tommy Lundgren was awarded the Nordea scientific award. See the ceremony and listen to the motivation below (only in Swedish).
Runar Brännlund believes that each electricity technology should carry its full cost. Subsidies have a tendency to provide incentives whether there is a demand for electricity or not. This was discussed at Almedalen in July.
The 24th round of tbe conference was successfully held from 20th to 22nd of June and attracted some 30 participants from different universities. There were a total 23 different presentations on selected topics in environmental economics over the course of those three days.