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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2021

Public Preferences for Pasture Landscapes and the Role of Scale Heterogeneity

Schaak, Henning; Mußhoff, Oliver


The paper investigates the influence of different model specifications for interpreting the results of discrete choice experiments when investigating heterogeneous public landscape preferences. Comparing model specifications based on the Mixed Multinomial Logit and the Generalized Multinomial Logit Model reveals that the parameter estimates appear qualitatively comparable. Still, a more in-depth investigation of the conditional estimate distributions of the sample show that parameter interactions in the Generalized Multinomial Logit Model lead to different interpretations compared to the Mixed Multinomial Logit Model. This highlights the potential impact of common model specifications in the results in landscape preference studies.


discrete choice experiment; public landscape prefer-ences; livestock; Mixed Multinomial Logit Model; Generalized Multinomial Mixed Logit Model

Published in

German journal of agricultural economics
2021, volume: 70, number: 3, pages: 182-191

Authors' information

Schaak, Henning
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics
Mußhoff, Oliver
University of Göttingen

UKÄ Subject classification

Other Agricultural Sciences not elsewhere specified

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