Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/43521
Authors: 
Brander, Luke M.
Ghermandi, Andrea
Kuik, Onno
Markandya, Anil
Nunes, Paulo A. L. D.
Schaafsma, Marije
Wagtendonk, Alfred
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di lavoro // Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei: Sustainable development 2010,41
Abstract: 
The approach of using existing data on economic values of local ecosystem services for an assessment of these values at a larger geographical scale can be called 'scaling up'. In a scaling-up exercise, economic values from a particular study site are transferred to another geographical setting, for instance to the regional, national or global scale. This paper proposes a methodology for scaling up ecosystem service values to a European level, assesses the availability of data for conducting this method, and illustrates the procedure with a case study on wetland values. The proposed methodology makes use of meta-analysis to produce a value function that is subsequently applied to individual European wetland sites. Site-specific, study-specific and context-specific variables are used to define a price vector that captures differences between sites and over time. The proposed method is shown to be practicable and to produce reasonably reliable aggregate value estimates.
Subjects: 
Ecosystem Services
Value Transfer
Meta-Analysis
Wetland Values
JEL: 
C81
Q24
Q57
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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