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Preferences for mitigation of the negative impacts of the oil and gas industry in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria

Ukpong, G., Balcombe, K., Fraser, I. and Areal, F. (2019) Preferences for mitigation of the negative impacts of the oil and gas industry in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Environmental and Resource Economics, 74 (2). pp. 811-843. ISSN 1573-1502 (In Press)

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/s10640-019-00349-4

Abstract/Summary

We examine Nigerian preferences for the mitigation of negative impacts associated with oil and gas production using a discrete choice experiment. Our data are estimated using a Bayesian "infinite mixtures" model, which given its flexibility can approximate an array of existing model specifications including the mixed logit and finite mixture specifications. The application of this model to our data suggests multimodality in the distributions describing respondents' willingness to pay to mitigate the negative impacts of oil and gas production. Individuals are willing to pay for mitigation of negative impacts, but are not necessarily willing to trade-off very large increases in unemployment or poverty to achieve these benefits.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Economic and Social Sciences Division > Food Economics and Marketing (FEM)
ID Code:83414
Publisher:Springer

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