A Comparative Analysis of Chinese and Mongolian Grasslands
Edited by Colin G. Brown
Chapter 7: Understanding policies and preferences
The focus of this chapter is on an empirical understanding of the value of the environmental benefits to flow from changes in grassland policies and incentives. There are three main parts to the empirical analysis that draw upon choice modelling analysis and contingent behaviour analysis, namely: the preferences of herders towards alternative policies; how herders would respond to these alternative policies in terms of livestock numbers and management; and the preferences and valuation of those who enjoy the environmental and social benefits resulting from changed policy settings. Where possible, comparisons are drawn between the empirical analysis in Mongolia and Inner Mongolia.
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