Markets and the crowding out of conservation-relevant behavior

Cinner, Joshua E., Barnes, Michele L., Gurney, Georgina G., Lockie, Stewart, and Rojas, Cristian (2021) Markets and the crowding out of conservation-relevant behavior. Conservation Biology, 35 (3). pp. 816-823.

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Markets are increasingly being incorporated into many aspects of daily life and are becoming an important part of the conservation solution space. Although market-based solutions to environmental problems can result in improvements to conservation, a body of social science research highlights how markets may also have unforeseen consequences by crowding out or displacing 3 key types of behaviors potentially relevant to conservation, including people's willingness to engage in collective action and civic duty; tolerance for inflicting harm on others (third-party externalities); and desire for equity. Better understanding of the contexts and mechanisms through which this crowding out occurs and whether specific market-based instruments are more prone to different types of crowding out will be crucial to developing novel conservation initiatives that can reduce or prevent crowding out.

Item ID: 64956
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1523-1739
Keywords: collective action, crowd out, equity, externalities, proenvironment behavior
Copyright Information: © 2020 Society for Conservation Biology. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Funders: Pew Charitable Trusts (PCT), Australian Research Council (ARC)
Projects and Grants: PCT Grant Number: 2015 Pew Fellowship, ARC Grant Number: CE140100020, ARC Grant Number: DE190101583, ARC Grant Number: FT160100047
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2020 07:49
FoR Codes: 38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380105 Environment and resource economics @ 30%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441002 Environmental sociology @ 30%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441005 Social theory @ 40%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 30%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960601 Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection @ 40%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences @ 30%
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