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Temporary PES do not crowd-out and may crowd-in lab-in-the-field forest conservation in Colombia

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Moros, L; Vélez, MA; Quintero, D; Tobin, D; Pfaff, A
Published in: Ecological Economics
February 1, 2023

Payments for ecosystem services (PES) programs exist globally and at times shifting behaviors. Unlike protected areas, PES compensate land users raising local acceptance of conservation. Yet some worry that if payments are temporary, as is often the case, conservation behaviors can be reduced by PES, ‘crowded-out’ to be lower after payments than if no PES had existed. We conducted lab-in-the-field experiments in Colombia, where PES policies are expanding, with individual or collective conditional payments to 676 farmers,potential PES participants. Payments end, in each experimental session, randomly for all or only for some participants. We consistently find that conservation is not lower after PES than before. Also, without PES conservation contributions tend to fall, over time, in keeping with public-goods literatures. Taken together, these results imply that even after our payments end, conservation is above the baseline defined by our controls, suggesting some form of at least short-run crowding in

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Ecological Economics

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0921-8009

Publication Date

February 1, 2023

Volume

204

Related Subject Headings

  • Agricultural Economics & Policy
  • 3899 Other economics
  • 3801 Applied economics
  • 3103 Ecology
  • 1499 Other Economics
  • 1402 Applied Economics
  • 0502 Environmental Science and Management
 

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Moros, L., Vélez, M. A., Quintero, D., Tobin, D., & Pfaff, A. (2023). Temporary PES do not crowd-out and may crowd-in lab-in-the-field forest conservation in Colombia. Ecological Economics, 204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2022.107652
Moros, L., M. A. Vélez, D. Quintero, D. Tobin, and A. Pfaff. “Temporary PES do not crowd-out and may crowd-in lab-in-the-field forest conservation in Colombia.” Ecological Economics 204 (February 1, 2023). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2022.107652.
Moros L, Vélez MA, Quintero D, Tobin D, Pfaff A. Temporary PES do not crowd-out and may crowd-in lab-in-the-field forest conservation in Colombia. Ecological Economics. 2023 Feb 1;204.
Moros, L., et al. “Temporary PES do not crowd-out and may crowd-in lab-in-the-field forest conservation in Colombia.” Ecological Economics, vol. 204, Feb. 2023. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2022.107652.
Moros L, Vélez MA, Quintero D, Tobin D, Pfaff A. Temporary PES do not crowd-out and may crowd-in lab-in-the-field forest conservation in Colombia. Ecological Economics. 2023 Feb 1;204.
Journal cover image

Published In

Ecological Economics

DOI

ISSN

0921-8009

Publication Date

February 1, 2023

Volume

204

Related Subject Headings

  • Agricultural Economics & Policy
  • 3899 Other economics
  • 3801 Applied economics
  • 3103 Ecology
  • 1499 Other Economics
  • 1402 Applied Economics
  • 0502 Environmental Science and Management