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卡特三农论坛之第163期通告主讲人:邱峰副教授

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主讲题目:Are people willing to pay for improving the food environment? Evidence from a spatial hedonic analysis of residential property values

主讲人:邱峰,副教授,加拿大阿尔伯塔大学

主持人:郭红东,教授

时间:12月6日(周五)下午14:00-16:00

地点:浙江大学紫金港校区启真大厦1213


主讲人简介:

邱峰,美国北卡罗来纳州立大学经济学博士(2012),目前是加拿大阿尔伯塔大学资源经济与环境社会学系副教授。她的研究领域主要包括土地经济学、生物能源、价格和价格风险、饮食环境。邱博士自2012以来在《Ecological Economics》、《Food Policy》、《Resource and Energy Economics》、《Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment》等知名杂志发表论文20余篇。同时,邱博士还是加拿大华人教授协会副会长;曾任北美西部农经协会(WAEA)执行理事和阿尔伯塔农经协会理事。个人主页:https://www.ualberta.ca/agriculture-life-environment-sciences/about-us/contact-us/facultylecturer-directory/feng-qiu


Abstract:Healthy food intake is essential to overall health status, and is reported to reduce the risk of nutrition-related chronic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. Although a great deal of studies has devoted to assessing the neighborhood food environment and examining how people perceive the relationship between diet and health, no research has been conducted on how people value food environment. In particular, calculations of people's willingness to pay (WTP) for good access to healthy food or willingness to accept to reside close to unhealthy food retailers is still missing. Using spatial hedonic pricing models, this study aims to value the food environment and estimates the WTPs of changing the accessibility to a variety of healthy and unhealthy food outlets. The results show people’s WTPs for a better access to healthy food outlets (supermarkets, local grocery, farmers’ markets) are negative. In other words, households are willing to pay a premium to reside farther away from healthy food retailers. On the other hand, households’ WTPs for improved access to fast food restaurants are either insignificant or positive. That been said, households do not require compensations to reside close to fast food restaurants. One important implication is that policy recommendations which encourage new supermarkets, grocery stores, and farmers’ markets in communities with poor access to healthy foods may not be the most cost-effective strategy. New food businesses will improve households’ accessibility, thus lower house prices and cause government tax revenues to fall. Other policy efforts, such as subsidized public transportation for grocery shopping, encouraging and supporting online businesses and free shipping to families may be more efficient.