University of St Andrews

Environmental Economics Discussion Papers

Discussion papers listed below may be downloaded by selecting the numerical link on the left and are also available via RePEc.


  • 2016-15 (PDF, 643 KB)  A Sustainable Century? Genuine Savings in developing and developed countries, 1900-2000  Mathias Blum, Cristián Ducoing, and Eoin McLaughlin
  • 2016-14 (PDF, 1,229 KB)  Understanding the distribution of economic benefits from improving coastal and marine ecosystems  Kristine Pakalniete, Juris Aigars, Mikołaj Czajkowski, Solvita Strake, Ewa Zawojska and Nick Hanley
  • 2016-13 (PDF, 799 KB)  Giving respondents “time to think” reduces response randomness in repeated discrete choice tasks  Tobias Börger and Joseph Cook
  • 2016-12 (PDF, 439 KB)  Communicating Research on the Economic Valuation of Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Services  Cati Torres and Nick Hanley
  • 2016-11 (PDF, 786 KB)  The Effects of Invasive Pests and Diseases on Strategies for Forest Diversification  Morag F. Macpherson, Adam Kleczkowski, John R. Healey, Chris Quine and Nick Hanley
  • 2016-10  Consumer Demand for Rhino Horn in Vietnam: Insights from a Choice Experiment  Nick Hanley, Oleg Sheremet, Martina Bozzola, Alexander Kasterine and Douglas C. MacMillan 
  • 2016-09 (PDF, 1,854 KB)  What is the Causal Impact of Knowledge on Preferences in Stated Preference Studies? Nick Hanley and Mikołaj Czajkowski
  • 2016-08 (PDF, 810 KB)  Australia: a Land of Missed Opportunities?  David Greasley, Nick Hanley, Eoin McLaughlin and Les Oxley 
  • 2016-07 (PDF, 918 KB)  The Rise and Fall of Exceptional Australian Income Since 1800  David Greasley and Jackob B. Madsen
  • 2016-06 (PDF, 259 KB)  Managed Realignment for Flood Risk Reductions: What are the Drivers of Public Willingness to Pay?  Katherine Simpson and Nick Hanley
  • 2016-05 (PDF, 740 KB)  Payment for Multiple Forest Benefits Alters the Effect of Tree Disease on Optimal Forest Rotation Length  Morag F. Macpherson, Adam Kleczkowski, John R. Healey, and Nick Hanley 
  • 2016-04 (PDF, 348 KB)  Pesticides and Bees: Ecological-Economic Modelling of Bee Populations on Farmland  Ciaran Ellis, Nick Hanley, Adam Kleczkowski and David Goulson
  • 2016-03 (PDF, 895 KB)  What a Difference a Stochastic Process Makes: Epidemiological-Based Real Options Models of Optimal Treatment of Disease  C.E. Dangerfield, A.E. Whalley, Nick Hanley, and C.A. Gilligan
  • 2016-02 (PDF, 764 KB)  Economics of invasive pests and diseases: a guide for policy makers and managers  Nick Hanley and Morag MacPherson 
  • 2016-01 (PDF, 1,477 KB)  Economic valuation of coastal and marine ecosystem services in the 21st century: an overview from a management perspective  Cati Torres and Nick Hanley


  • 2015-22 (PDF, 2,424 KB)  Quantifying human capital accumulation in rural Ireland in the nineteenth century  Matthias Blum, Christopher L. Colvin, Laura McAtackney and Eoin McLaughlin
  • 2015-21 (PDF, 777 KB)  Incentive-Based Policy Design for Pollution Control and Biodiversity Conservation: A Review  Frans P. de Vries and Nick Hanley
  • 2015-20 (PDF, 898 KB)   Marine Trade-Offs: Comparing the Benefits of Off-Shore Wind Farms and Marine Protected Areas  Aljona Karlõševa, Sulev Nõmmann, Tea Nõmmann, Evelin Urbel-Piirsalu,  Wiktor Budziński Mikołaj Czajkowski and Nick Hanley 
  • 2015-19 (PDF, 598 KB)   When to harvest? The effect of disease on optimal forest rotation Morag F. Macpherson, Adam Kleczkowski, John Healey and Nick Hanley
  • 2015-18 (PDF, 551 KB)   Should historic sites protection be targeted at the most famous? Evidence from a contingent valuation in Scotland  Laure Kuhfuss, Nick Hanley and Russell Whyte 
  • 2015-17 (PDF, 1,103 KB)  Do we care about sustainability? An analysis of time sensitivity of social preferences under environmental time-persistent effects Michela Faccioli, Nick Hanley, Catalina M Torres Figuerola and Antoni Riera Font
  • 2015-16 (PDF, 673 KB)  Competition between organisational forms in Danish and Irish dairying around the turn of the twentieth century  Eoin McLaughlin and Paul Sharp
  • 2015-15 (PDF, 735 KB)  Nudges, social norms and permanence in
agri-environmental schemes  Laure Kuhfuss, Raphaële Préget, Sophie Thoyer, Nick Hanley, Philippe Le Coent and Mathieu Désolé
  • 2015-14 (PDF, 4,450 KB) Marine trade-offs: comparing the benefits of off-shore wind farms and marine protected areas  Aljona Karlõševa, Sulev Nõmmann, Tea Nõmmann, Evelin Urbel-Piirsalu, Wiktor Budziński, Mikołaj Czajkowski and Nick Hanley
  • 2015-13 (PDF, 570 KB)  Economic Impact of the Irish revolution  Eoin McLaughlin
  • 2015-12 (PDF, 1,097 KB)  International Trade and Structural Change: a Dynamic Model of Weak Sustainability  Louis Dupuy
  • 2015-11 (PDF, 1,071 KB)  Sovereign Debt Guarantees and Default: Lessons from the UK and Ireland, 1920-1938  Nathan Foley-Fisher and Eoin McLaughlin
  • 2015-10 (PDF, 702 KB)  Spatial Coordination in Agglomeration Bonus Schemes with Transaction Costs and Communication: An Experiment Study  Simanti Banerjee, Timothy N. Cason, Frans P. de Vries and Nick Hanley
  • ‌  What is the Causal Effect of Knowledge on Preferences? Jacob LaRiviere, Mikołaj Czajkowski, Nick Hanley and Katherine Simpson
  • 2015-08 (PDF, 1,006 KB)  The Effects of Emotions on Preferences and Choices for Public Goods  Christopher Boyce, Mikołaj Czajkowski, Nick Hanley, Charles Noussair, Michael Townsend and Steve Tucker
  • 2015-07 (PDF, 1,432 KB)  Spatial heterogeneity of willingness to pay for forest management  Mikolaj Czajkowski, Wiktor Budzinski, Danny Campbell, Marek Giergiczny and Nick Hanley
  • 2015-06 (PDF, 835 KB)  Nudging farmers to sign agri-environmental contracts: the effects of a collective bonus  Kuhfuss L., Préget R., Thoyer S. and Hanley N.   
  • 2015-05 (PDF, 1,109 KB)  Do agri-environmental schemes help reduce herbicide use? Evidence from a natural experiment in France  Laure Kuhfuss and Julie Subervie
  • 2015-04 (PDF, 307 KB)  Is the income elasticity of the willingness to pay for pollution control constant?  Edward B. Barbier, Mikolaj Czajkowski and Nick Hanley
  • 2015-03 (PDF, 1,580 KB)  Capitalising on the Irish Land Question: Land Reform and State Banking in Ireland, 1891-1938 Nathan Foley-Fisher and Eoin McLaughlin
  • 2015-02 (PDF, 560 KB)  Disentangling the Influence of Knowledge on Processing Strategies in Choice Modelling Erlend Dancke Sandorf, Danny Campbell and Nick Hanley
  • 2015-01 (PDF, 969 KB)  Contracts and Cooperation: The Relative Failure of the Irish Dairy Industry in the Late Nineteenth Century Reconsidered Ingrid Henriksen, Eoin McLaughlin, and Paul Sharp


  • 2014-11 (PDF, 778 KB)  Economic valuation of marine and coastal ecosystems:  Is it currently fit for purpose?  Nick Hanley, Stephen Hynes, Niels Jobstvogt and David M. Paterson
  • 2014-10 (PDF, 1,042 KB)  Accounting for sustainable development over the long-run: lessons from Germany  Matthias Blum,  Eoin McLaughlin and Nick Hanley
  • 2014-09 (PDF, 657 KB)  Genuine Savings and Sustainability  Nick Hanley,  Louis Dupuy and Eoin McLaughlin
  • 2014-08 (PDF, 786 KB)  Should We Pay for Ecosystem Service Outputs, Actions or Both?  Ben White and Nick Hanley
  • 2014-07 (PDF, 414 KB)  Incorrectly accounting for preference heterogeneity in choice experiments: what are the implications for welfare measurement?  Cati Torres, Sergio Colombo and Nick Hanley
  • 2014-06 (PDF, 1,411 KB)  Within-and between-sample tests of preference stability and willingness to pay for forest management  Mikolaj Czajkowski, Anna Barczak, Wiktor Budzinski, Marek Giergiczny and Nick Hanley
  • 2014-05 (PDF, 844 KB)  The Effects of Experience on Preferences: Theory and Empirics for Environmental Public Goods  Mikolaj Czajkowski, Nick Hanley and Jacob LaRiviere
  • 2014-04 (PDF, 995 KB)  Controlling for the effects of information in a public goods discrete choice model  Czajkowski, Nick Hanley and Jacob LaRiviere
  • 2014-03 (PDF, 1,009 KB)  Social norms, morals and self-interest as determinants of pro-environment behaviour  Mikolaj Czajkow, Nick Hanley, and Karine Nyborg
  • 2014-02 (PDF, 906 KB)  The effects of energy costs on firm re-location decisions  Lucia Lavric, Matthew Panhans and Nick Hanley
  • 2014-01 (PDF, 1,224 KB)  The Emperor has New Clothes: Empirical Tests of Mainstream Theories of Economic Growth  David Greasley, Nick Hanley, Eoin McLaughlin, and Les Oxley