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dc.contributor.authorMöhring, Niklas-
dc.contributor.authorBozzola, Martina-
dc.contributor.authorHirsch, Stefan-
dc.contributor.authorFinger, Robert-
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-19T10:31:30Z-
dc.date.available2020-11-19T10:31:30Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.issn0169-5150de_CH
dc.identifier.issn1574-0862de_CH
dc.identifier.urihttps://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/20854-
dc.description.abstractThe reduction of adverse health and environmental effects from pesticide use is currently a top priority on the agricultural policy agenda. Efficient pesticide policies must take into account farmers’ application behavior, especially effects of pesticide use on economic risk. However, previous results regarding the direction of risk effects of pesticides are ambiguous. We show that the ambiguity in earlier studies could be due to the pesticide indicator selected. Indicators which fail to account for the heterogeneous properties of pesticides may be inapt for interpreting farmers’ pesticide use decisions. Our analysis, based on a rich panel dataset of Swiss wheat producers with highly detailed information on pesticide use, considers different pesticide indicators and multiple sources of uncertainty. Our key finding is that indicator choice affects the magnitude and sign of estimated risk effects. Estimates of pesticide productivity and risk effects are significantly higher for fungicides, and even reversed for herbicides when we measure pesticide use in simple quantity units (kilogram per hectare) ‐ compared to the quality and intensity corrected Load Index. This means for example, that farmers will ceteris paribus use lower quantities of herbicides, but will increase the overall toxicity of the products applied with increasing risk aversion. We discuss implications of our findings for the design of pesticide policies and agricultural risk management instruments.de_CH
dc.language.isoende_CH
dc.publisherWileyde_CH
dc.relation.ispartofAgricultural Economicsde_CH
dc.rightsLicence according to publishing contractde_CH
dc.subjectPesticidede_CH
dc.subjectPesticide policyde_CH
dc.subjectRisk managementde_CH
dc.subjectPesticide indicatorde_CH
dc.subjectDamage abatementde_CH
dc.subject.ddc630: Landwirtschaftde_CH
dc.titleAre pesticides risk decreasing? : the relevance of pesticide indicator choice in empirical analysisde_CH
dc.typeBeitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschriftde_CH
dcterms.typeTextde_CH
zhaw.departementLife Sciences und Facility Managementde_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitInstitut für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen (IUNR)de_CH
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/agec.12563de_CH
zhaw.funding.euNode_CH
zhaw.issue3de_CH
zhaw.originated.zhawYesde_CH
zhaw.pages.end444de_CH
zhaw.pages.start429de_CH
zhaw.publication.statuspublishedVersionde_CH
zhaw.volume51de_CH
zhaw.publication.reviewPeer review (Publikation)de_CH
zhaw.webfeedAgrar- und Ressourcenökonomiede_CH
zhaw.author.additionalNode_CH
zhaw.display.portraitYesde_CH
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