Clevo Wilson

Clevo Wilson
Queensland University of Technology | QUT · School of Economics and Finance

Bachelor of Arts; MPhil; MSc; PhD

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This paper studies financial analysts' evaluation of brown (fossil fuel) versus green (renewable) energy stocks. We find that, compared to green energy stocks, analysts tend to issue more Buy and fewer Sell recommendations for brown energy stocks. Such optimism for brown energy stocks is reduced after the commencement of groundwork for the Paris Ag...
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The cost of capital is among the most important variables determining the feasibility of investment in renewable energy projects. In Australia's National Electricity Market, the ability of new variable renewable energy (VRE) plant to arrange requisite project finance at favourable rates largely determines project viability. Such financings are typi...
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Purpose In this study, the impact of owner-operator and non-owner operator rice mills on productive efficiency is investigated. Design/methodology/approach Primary data collected from a survey of 111 rice mills in the Mwea region of Kenya are used. A metafrontier approach is employed to measure overall technical efficiency which is decomposed into...
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Modern commercial agricultural practices in Asia during the last three to four decades involving chemicals (fertilizer and pesticides) have been associated with a large increase in food production newer witnessed before, especially under the Green Revolution technology in South Asia. This also involves large-scale increases in commercial vegetable...
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The transport sector is one of the leading contributors of anthropogenic climate change. Particularly, internal combustion engine (ICE) dominancy coupled with heavy private motor vehicle dependency are among the main issues that need to be addressed immediately to mitigate climate change and to avoid consequential catastrophes. As a potential solut...
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The unsustainable use of irrigation water is one of the most serious environmental problems in coffee farming. Rapid expansion of sustainability certifications and adoption of advanced irrigation technologies are expected to promote more sustainable water use through changes in water management practices in coffee farming. However, there lacks empi...
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The nature-based tourism sector has experienced significant growth and is often promoted as a mechanism for conservation. The geographical boundaries of national parks are often adjacent to farming land which leads to animal-farmer conflict over wildlife crop damage. This leads to unresolved conflict in many countries where there is little or no co...
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Climate change and its impact on the agricultural sector in developing economies is a matter of considerable academic and political debate. This paper examines the impact of climate change and variability on Sri Lankan agriculture and identifies the potential adaptation practices and their impacts on rice productivity. More specifically, this study...
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ABSTRACT Given the increasing vulnerabilities and adverse effects of climate change, the development and implementation of adaptation strategies is essential. This is particularly so for Nepal where the agriculture sector – the mainstay of the country’s economy – is highly vulnerable to climate change. As a country that loses much from climate chan...
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This study provides a quantitative assessment of the willingness to pay to avoid water use restrictions taking into account psychological, attitudinal and behavioural influences. We analyse determinants of households’ willingness to pay to ensure a continuous water supply in Brisbane, Australia. The results show that in addition to socio-economic v...
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Globally, lagoons are among the most productive and valuable ecosystems. Human pressure on lagoon ecosystems and their exploitation has been rapidly increasing in recent years. Stakeholder awareness of the existence of lagoon resources and their future potential is vital for future sustainability. This paper explores how and in what circumstances s...
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This paper examines the economic impact of climate induced disasters on Sri Lanka's agricultural, industrial and services sectors and their subsectors. In doing so, it seeks to explain a central paradox – that there are winners and losers in terms of the effect of the disasters on sectoral growth. This poses problems for many developing countries w...
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This study assesses how and in what circumstances tourists’ perceived value of nature-based tourism (NBT) attributes differ among various types of national parks. A novel discrete choice experiment is used employing data collected from 343 international tourists in four national parks in Sri Lanka. We find that the improvements in frequency of larg...
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This paper assesses the impact of resource accessibility, seed sources and varietal diversification on the production efficiency of Sri Lankan rice growers using farm and household level survey data. The empirical results show that there are opportunities for average Sri Lankan rice farmers to further improve production efficiency by up to 30%.Amon...
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This paper is an extension of the current literature on the impact of climate induced natural disasters on the agricultural sector and the first empirical study that investigates the impact of natural disasters on technical efficiency (TE) of rice (also known as paddy) production in Sri Lanka and elsewhere. Severity and intensity of disasters were...
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The Vietnamese agricultural sector has experienced a dramatic structural change based on increased specialization in rice cultivation. However, small scale rice-farmers have continued to grow multiple crops, especially in less developed provinces. While the literature advocates crop diversification for reasons of both economic and ecological sustai...
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The diffusion of renewable energy sources is an important policy issue for all countries. In particular, feed-in tariffs (FITs) are a major policy instrument used to diffuse renewable energy sources in developed countries. A few recent studies have found a rebound effect from the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. However, consumer be...
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In 1998, the Australian electricity distribution was deregulated with the aim of promoting competition and reducing retail prices. However, since then these outcomes have not transpired, which raises the question of whether there may be underlying causes leading to inefficiencies within the power distribution industry. To assess the performance of...
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The literature postulates that government subsidization of strategic R&D activities of profit maximising firms (PMFs) increases their shares in international markets. Will this also hold for labor-managed firms (LMFs) which are owned by employees and aim to maximize the profit per labor? This paper provides a theoretical model that examines how suc...
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The popularity of nature-based tourism revolves around tourist experiences. Tourism, as an experiential good has the potential to impact on tourists’ awareness, appreciation and actions concerning the environment and wildlife. User preferences and valuations of nature and wildlife may change because of the experience. Exploring user valuation of en...
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The benefits and challenges of tree kangaroo-based tourism are explored. A short history of tree kangaroo tourism on the Atherton Tablelands, Australia leads to an overview of the wildlife tourism industry, its interactions with the community and how this has led to an increase in conservation efforts. The limits of tourism focused on rare species...
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Abstract Although natural disasters can cause enormous destruction to a country’s economy, there remains an unsettled debate on whether disasters bring similarly large negative impacts throughout heterogeneous sectors of an economy. The literature indicates that the consequences for the economy differ according to the magnitude of the disaster, al...
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Literature has documented significant trade-offs between economic and environmental performance in many areas of agricultural production. However, while it has focused on the trade-off for technically efficient farms there are differing types of trade-offs that exist for differing types of farms. The present paper addresses these gaps in the litera...
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Climate change is likely to worsen poverty, and agriculture-dependent groups and poorest countries are at the greatest risk. Farmers' have begun developing and implementing climate change adaptations. This study investigates the extent to which climate change adaptations by smallholder farmers have the potential to contribute to the UN's sustainabl...
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Recent estimates of the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) indicate a watershed moment where market forces have become the foremost driver in the replacement of coal by renewable sources. Current studies indicate an energy market is emerging in which not only new renewable plants are more cost effective than new coal fired power plants (CFPPs), but al...
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The demand for education is partly revealed by a higher demand for properties around good schools, which has been the basis for a number of empirical studies. This research attempts to explore the nexus of school quality and the property market when school ranking is clearly available to the public. The spatial hedonic property valuation method was...
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The net stable funding ratio (NSFR) was introduced under the Basel III accord to promote financial stability. Under this new international regulation, individual financial institutions are required to maintain a sustainable funding structure. Hence this new universal requirement is expected to materially affect bank operations. In this paper, we pr...
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Purpose There is ample empirical evidence to show that larger banks are more efficient than smaller banks in developed countries. However, there is very little empirical evidence to show that in small developing economies, such as Vietnam, bank size is associated with increased risk, especially credit risk. This paper aim to provide empirical evide...
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Health shocks are common and have serious consequences for the rural poor in developing countries. In this study, we examine the impact of health shocks of household members on the household's vulnerability to poverty. We also analyze the role of natural resource extraction in dealing with health shocks to smooth household consumption. We use a pan...
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Devising strategic conservation plans to curb Indonesia's wild bird trade is pivotal to protect species. However, limited understanding of nationwide trade network patterns could hinder this urgently necessary action. Currently, available information either have restricted geographical scope or is focused on trans-national analysis, limiting unders...
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National parks have been used over the years as a model for preserving and conserving plants and animals. Governments also use parks as a tool for rural poverty elimination. Although national parks have been located in the living and working environments of local residents, the surrounding communities are typically not allowed to gain substantial b...
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This paper examines residential demand for electricity in Sri Lanka using survey data collected over a five-year period between 2011 and 2015. The study finds that the major determinants of demand for residential electricity are the result of price or market distortions (i.e. subsidies), socioeconomic variables and energy saving technology. The eff...
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This study assesses the theoretical and practical limitations of evaluations of infrastructure projects. Existing tools used in such evaluations typically exhibit two main limitations. Firstly, they tend to accommodate only two dimensions at once and rely on extensive use of averages for additional dimensions. Secondly, they mostly produce a narrow...
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This paper attempts to fulfill the methodological gap in measuring adoption of climate change adaptation practices among smallholder farmers in less developed countries. It explains the derivation of an adaptation index taking into account the importance of adaptation practice and the scale of adoption. Based on information collected through a ques...
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Adaptation has become a key priority in dealing with climate change issues. However, successful implementation of climate change adaptation entails substantial financial investment. This study examines differences in Nepalese farming households’ willingness to contribute to the implementation of adaptation programs across monetary and non-monetary...
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There is a wide array of empirical work on the use of monetary and non-monetary measures to manage residential water consumption. However, there has been little focus on exploring the ability to change human attitudes and behavior through offering consumers sustainable resource management. This research helps bridge this gap, through an experimenta...
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Bushfires are a common occurrence and are an inevitable natural event in many regions of Australia in most years. Despite the dangers of such bushfires to nearby properties and human life, humans continue to live in close proximity to bushfire prone areas. The pertinent questions asked in this study are whether residents are aware of the dangers of...
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The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of community-based organizations (CBOs) on the adoption of agricultural adaptations to climate change impacts. To this end, we first analyze farmers’ perceptions on changes in local climatic condition, its impact and adaptations on agriculture based on information collected through a questionnaire...
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As environmentally sustainable practices are becoming popular in the hotel industry, their impact on efficiency is an important issue. To investigate the performance of hotels in this context, we use data envelopment analysis (DEA) double bootstrap approach to firstly assess the technical efficiency and its determinants of a sample of medium and la...
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Purpose Existing studies of school efficiency primarily specify teacher inputs as the number of teachers and perhaps the student–teacher ratio. As a result, there is no direct qualitative recognition of the learning environment. The novel approach here is to incorporate the learning environment directly into the assessment of school efficiency. D...
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Through a survey of residents of Queensland’s (Australia) capital Brisbane, living within 20 km of its central business district (CBD), this study measures their willingness to trade-off ownership of conventional internal combustion engine cars (ICVs) for the impending advent of new forms of automotive transport. These forms embrace electric powert...
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In Australia, whale watching has become a popular tourist attraction at a number of sites along the east coast of Australia and contributes significantly to their regional economies. This study assesses the determinants of whale watching tourism expenditure at Hervey Bay located on the Fraser Coast in Queensland. A survey was conducted which derive...
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The level of public response to extreme catastrophes is considerably greater than concern over climate change. This research compares the public’s responses to extreme disasters and climate change when governments intervene to mitigate long-term climate change impacts. To do so we examine the property market behaviour in response to beach erosion a...
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High-density urban development with mixed land uses in Sri Lankan coastal cities generate large amounts of plastic and polythene waste (PPW). The limited capacity of city councils, the deficiencies of current waste management practices and poor awareness, a significant proportion of PPW is being released into the environment, which in turn has accu...
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Nutrient run-off from sugarcane farming practices has been identified as a significant threat to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA). The load of dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) has increased dramatically in the last decades. This increase has been connected to poor water quality and outbreaks of Crown of Thorns starfish. It is s...
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Despite the growing popularity of culture-based fisheries (CBFs) associated with village irrigation systems (VISs) in Sri Lanka, there is less knowledge about factors that influence productivity levels. CBFs compete with rice for access to water in the VIS, so maximizing the efficiency of CBFs is essential to ensure that the limited water resources...
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This study is the first to quantitatively determine the level of and drivers of technical efficiency of CBF in Sri Lanka
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It is widely accepted that climate change is having significant effects on global agriculture. However, the precise impacts depend to a large degree on the nature of adaptations which take place. But, little is known about whether adaptation practices adopted by farmers in less-developed countries support farm productivity. To this end, this study...
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Food security is a global challenge. With rising world population and demand for food being compounded by resource and arable land constraints, raising the efficiency of food production and use has become increasingly important. While much of the research on food security is focused on farm efficiency and productivity, most neglect post-harvest (PH...
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A key issue arising from farmers’ climate change adaptation practices in agriculture is whether autonomous adaptations improve crop production and productivity. A comparison of crop productivity between farms employing autonomous adaptations and those not adopting provides an empirical means of resolving this question. This study assesses the clima...
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There is a belief that sustainability-certified coffee production helps increase economic benefits to farmers and reduces negative environmental impacts. However, the international empirical evidence is not conclusive. Also, there is a lack of empirical evidence for Vietnam - the world's second-largest coffee producing country. This paper provides...
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Wildlife conservation is an important part of environmental policy; in the case of whales, we must consider the balance between two uses: whaling and whale watching. This study provides an economic valuation of whale conservation using stated-preference choice experiment data collected from anti-whaling populations in Australia and Japan. Using a m...
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This paper provides one of the first empirical studies that examine the impact of climate change adaptation practices on technical efficiency (TE) among smallholder farmers in Nepal. An adaptation index is used to explore the impact of farmers’ adaptation on TE using the stochastic frontier analysis framework. Data for six districts of Nepal repres...
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The motivation for this study stems from two major concerns that are interlinked. The first is the decades long food insecurity crisis faced by Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries which is still prevalent. The second, is the negative impact greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions from agriculture may have on future food production and which is likely to wor...
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This paper employs a stochastic metafrontier framework to examine technical efficiencies and technology gaps of Nepalese farmers in different agro-ecological regions. On average, the technical efficiency level derived from the regional frontier is 81%, from the metafrontier it is 57%, and the technological gap ratio is 70%. There is therefore a cle...
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The automotive industry is entering an era of transformative change, a key element of which, is the increasingly rapid uptake of electric vehicles (EVs). The prospect of battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs) becoming both a major power consumer and part of a new distributed supply source is, therefore, a critically important planning issue for p...
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Market forces, rather than subsidies, will drive a much more diverse mix of PV-based prosumers. Further cost reductions for PV and its urban locational flexibility means its spread to commercial and industrial usages is likely to be particularly rapid, as it will be for urban fringe and remote rural regions where grid connection is uneconomic. For...
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Globally, adaptation policies and programmes are being formulated to address climate change issues. However, in the agricultural sector, and particularly in least developed countries (LDCs), concerns remain as to whether these policies and programmes are consistent with farmers’ preferences. This study empirically investigates Nepalese farmers’ wil...
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This paper provides a comparative assessment of the productive efficiency of three common coffee growing systems in Vietnam: mono-cropping, synchronization and segregation. Results from an input distance function approach deliver several important findings. First, the average inefficiency level is estimated to be around 18% although inefficiency va...
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Residential water demand management using price and non-price measures to conserve water has gained considerable international attention from water utilities over the last few decades. The objective of this paper is to explore the effectiveness of different pricing schemes on water conservation. In this study, we compare the ‘conservation-orientedn...
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There remains considerable debate over whether the phenomenon of peak car, a levelling off and in some cases a fall in per-capita automotive travel, will continue and if so, the extent and speed with which it may intensify. This study’s contribution is to introduce an analytical framework for explaining the timing of peak car and of its likely futu...
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There is evidence that environmental amenities and dis-amenities may be nonlinearly related to property valuation. This would bring inconsistency in estimating environmental variables of the hedonic price model. To explore the linearity of the relationship this study analyses spatial and temporal variation impacts of the 2011 Brisbane flood on prop...
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This paper proposes a new empirical model for examining the relationship between obesity and school performance using the simultaneous equation modelling approach. The lagged effects of both learning and health outcomes were included to capture both the dynamic and inter-relational aspects of the relationship between obesity and school performance....
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Land degradation with deforestation and loss of biodiversity has been considered one of the most serious environmental problems for developing countries. The lower level of agricultural productivity resulting in the inability to obtain a sufficient level of production in agriculture leads rural communities to exert pressure on forest resources whil...
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We examine the economic incentive and the factors affecting tree planting by rural households in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Data are from a household survey conducted in three districts of Lam Dong province. A financial analysis is undertaken to identify the economic incentive and a Heckman econometric regression model is used to examine the...
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The increasing spread of urbanization is a common phenomenon witnessed in most parts of the world due to the perceived benefits of urban living. A compounding issue is the growing shortage of safe and reliable water sources. Perennial water shortages are becoming a common feature in many parts of the world. It is important to recognize stormwater r...
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Psychological influences affect the way people value the environment. However, traditional economic valuation models often do not account for how people are asked about valuing the environment. We examined how valuations by Nepalese farmers differ based on how the questions are asked and which incentives are provided. In a face-to-face choice exper...
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As the International Whaling Commission has failed to establish a consensus on the interpretation and enforcement of a moratorium on commercial whaling, the disagreement between Australia and Japan over whaling has recently escalated. Australia, a leading opponent of whaling, questioned Japan's scientific whaling program in the Antarctic at the Int...
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The growing public pressure against the spread of cell phone towers in urban areas has created a need to understand their impact on adjacent house prices. A few existing studies are, however, controversial in their methodology and inconclusive in their results. Therefore, our study on the effect of cell phone towers on house prices is designed to a...
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This study incorporates carbon dioxide emissions in productivity measurement in the airline industry and examines the determinants of productivity change. For this purpose a two-stage analysis under joint production of good and bad outputs is employed to compare the operational performance of airlines. In the first stage, productivity index are der...
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Quantity depletion and quality deterioration issues arising from the extraction of groundwater have been discussed in previous studies. However, the literature reveals no systematic analysis of the possible social welfare losses due to the cost of both quantity depletion and quality deterioration. This paper therefore investigates the long run welf...
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Despite the release of many modern varieties of rice (Oryza sativa), farmers in Nepal have been cultivating relatively few rice varieties. The objective of this study is to estimate farmers’ demand for rice variety attributes and to identify the factors that influence their decision regarding varietal choice. Yield increase is considered jointly wi...
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Managing water resources and the need to adapt both supply and demand side policies to a changing environment has become a priority in both developed and developing countries. This research demonstrates the application of the geographic information system (GIS) in modelling residential water demand in order to develop a spatial decision support sys...
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The automotive domination in high-growth Asian conurbations is typically seen as the outcome of conventional market forces driven by income and aspirational consumer motivations. Proposed here is a more complex explanation, where path-dependent growth and associated positive feedback mechanisms underlie a staged process that evolves into a non-Pare...
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It is hypothesised that different property sub-markets react to flood risk information, floods and environmental factors differently. To test this hypothesis this research uses spatial quantile regression and quasi-experimental techniques to examine property sub-market behaviour in response to availability of flood risk information and actual flood...
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This chapter proposes environmental efficiency measures for agricultural production where nitrogen and phosphorus effluents and greenhouse gas emissions are notable environmental stresses. These environmental efficiency measures are based on the principle of materials balance and are used to construct environmental Malmquist total factor productivi...