Homo economicus meets H. politicus: A Comparison Between Preferences of EPA Bureaucrats, Recreational Anglers, and the Public Public Deposited

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  • In this paper we study whether environmental bureaucrats share preferences for environmental policy with the general public. We use the choice experiment method to elicit preferences for improvements in coastal cod abundance along the Swedish West coast. This is done for the general public, Swedish EPA (SEPA) bureaucrats, and for recreational anglers. Half of the respondents in each population were asked to choose the alternatives that best corresponded with their opinion, Homo economicus, and the other half was asked to make policy recommendations that they should be decisive for Swedish fisheries policy, H. politicus. Our approach facilitates a comparison between the preferences of the different groups given the same preference orderings, and an empirical test concerning the multiple preference hypothesis. Preferences of the general public do differ from preferences of both SEPA bureaucrats and recreational anglers. Moreover, the different roles also matters. For example, the recreational anglers are less self-oriented as H. politicus, reducing the difference in MWTP of general public and recreational anglers for the fish stop policy. Moreover, the differences in the average MWTPs are smaller between SEPA bureaucrats and the general public as H. economicus compared to when they answer as H. politicus.
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  • Eggert,Håkan, Mitesh Kataria and Elina Lampi. 2015. Homo economicus meets H. politicus: A Comparison Between Preferences of EPA Bureaucrats, Recreational Anglers, and the Public.In: Proceedings of the Eighth Biennial Forum of the North American Association of Fisheries Economists, May 20-22, 2015, Ketchikan, Alaska: Economic Sustainability, Fishing Communities and Working Waterfronts. Compiled by Ann L. Shriver and Melissa Errend. North American Association of Fisheries Economists, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, 2015.
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