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  • Abstracts 10

    Valuing the attributes of renewable energy investments in

    Khorasan Razavi Province, Iran

    Ahvan Kaseb, Mohammad Ghorbani, Alireza Karbasi , Mohammad reza

    Kohansal1

    Received: 5 Dec. 2014 Accepted: 31 Oct. 2015

    Abstract

    In recent years, attitude to energy issue have been changed in Iran. The

    nonrenewable fossil energy and the other hand a steady rise of prices and

    implementation plans such as “Targeting subsidies” have been forced

    governments to turn to new energies collection. Adoption and development

    of appropriate policies and strategies for investment on renewable energies

    need to analyse of investment advantages on it according to households'

    willingness to pay. This paper carried out to valuate the investment’s

    attributes in the renewable energies using a cross sectional data of 250

    households and 4518 observations in 2014 from the Khorasan Razavi

    province and applying the choice experiment and nested logit model. Nested

    logit model estimation with socio-economic variables showed that age,

    house's ownership and having car have positive and significant effect on the

    level of willingness to pay. Also, decreasing air pollution and increasing of

    employment is worth more for urban households. They have willingness to

    pay equal 48033 and 34947 Rials per month to air pollution and

    employment, respectively. On the other hands, they have not value to

    landscape impacts and have willingness to pay equivalent1669 Rials per

    month to it. Regard to results, execution of this study as a complete plan in a

    periodically (3-4 year) in Iran to study of executed policies about renewable

    energies has suggested.

    JEL Classification: Q50 Key words: Choice Experiment, Renewable energy, Nested logit

    1Respectively: Master of science student and Professors of Agricultural Economics.

    Ferdowsi University of Mashhad Email: ghorbani@ferdowsi.um.ac.ir

  • Abstracts 9

    Assessment the effective component of seafood consumption

    in Mashhad

    (Comparison of Double-Hurdle model and Heckman two-

    stage method)

    Arash Dourandish, Masud Hosseinzade, Zahra Nematollahi1

    Received: 9 Feb. 2015 Accepted: 9 Oct. 2015

    Abstract

    Due to the high value of sea foods and importance usage of them in

    individual and social health, the present study was designed to investigate

    on the effective factors in aquatic consumption in Mashhad. The

    consumption information of 150 Mashhadian households that collected by

    random sampling has been used. The results have analyzed using

    Heckman’s two-stage model and Double- Hurdle model. The results showed

    that, household population, education level of households’ administrator,

    number of persons under 10 years old, income, factors related to taste,

    access to fish, knowledge of methods to preparing and cooking aquatic and

    health-related factors, are important for household to consumption of

    aquatic. Due to the results of Double-Hurdle model, Education, income,

    occupation of households’ administrator, residential area, Factors associated

    with taste, knowledge of methods to preparing and cooking aquatic and

    aquatic health, have the significant effects on Action with households to

    consume aquatic. According to the results and Double- Hurdle model

    excellence in this study, this method is recommended as an alternative

    method for use in studies.

    JEL Classification: C51, I18, Q18 Key Words: consumption, aquatic, Double- Hurdle model, Heckman two-

    stage method, Mashhad.

    Ferdowsi Respectively:Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economic Department,1

    University of Mashhad, Ph.D student of Agricultural Economic Department, University of

    Zabol & Ph.D student of Agricultural Economic Department,Sari Agricultural Sciences

    and Natural Resources University Email: adourandish@gmail.com

  • Abstracts 8

    The relationship between carbon dioxide emissions and

    energy consumption and environmental destruction in Iran

    Hamid Amirnejad, Mohamad Zargartalebi and Mohamad Ali Roshanfar1

    Received: 11 Jan. 2015 Accepted: 28 Nov. 2015

    Abstract

    During recent decades, the importance of environmental issues, all countries

    are trying to plan properly and using appropriate methods, not only to

    achieve their economic goals, but also to minimize the environmental

    damage caused by economic growth. Accomplish this without the

    knowledge of the relationship between economic activity and environmental

    pollution and the interplay between them is not possible and the problem for

    developing countries such as Iran, which is still in the early stages of

    economic development, has become more important. In this paper, short-run

    and long-run relationship between energy consumption, carbon dioxide

    emissions (as an indicator of environmental pollution), using data from

    1974-2011 of Iran were studied. To investigate the relationship between the

    variables, the econometric regression methods Distributed Lag (ARDL)

    were used. The results showed that carbon dioxide emission relative to

    environmental degradation and its value in the long-run elastic 2.27.

    According to the results of variable energy consumption and carbon dioxide

    emissions significant positive and a long-term relationship with

    environmental degradation. In this case, the increase of energy consumption

    and carbon dioxide emissions further, environmental degradation is more;

    the comparison results show that short-run and long-term relationships

    Energy consumption in the short term greater impact on environmental

    degradation and destruction of carbon dioxide emissions in the long-run

    have a greater impact on the environment. The results show that the

    imbalance short term after two terms are moderated.

    JEL Classification: C22, O13, Q53, Q56

    Key Words: Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Energy Consumption,Environmental Degradation, Auto Regressive Distributed Lags

    1Respectively. Associate & MS.c student and Ph.D student of Agricultural Economics, Sari University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

    Email: hamidamirnejad@gmail.com

  • Abstracts 7

    Estimating the Recreational Value of Taham Watershed

    Rangelands in Zanjan by Using a Contingent Valuation

    Method

    Hassan Yeganeh, Hamed Rafiee, Iraj Saleh,Ahmad Bazgir1

    Received: 9 Nov. 2015 Accepted: 28 Nov. 2015

    Abstract

    Taham watershed as one of ecotourism attractions and geo-tourism in Zanjan

    province is an important zone of tourist. Thus, study of recreational value can

    be effective in predicting needs and shortages and tourism development in the

    region. The aim of this research is the estimation of recreational value of

    Taham watershed and measurment of individual’s willingness to pay (WTP)

    based on contingent valuation method (CVM) and dichotomous choice (DC).

    Required data were gathered through 181 viditors in the zone. The results

    showed that annual variables of visit number, education, income, indigenous

    persons and bid mount are significant and effective factors on WTP. The mean

    of WTP for recreational value of this rangeland is 6266 Rials for per per visitor

    and total recreational value of rangeland is annually about 539062303 Rials that

    visitors that it shows the visitors attention to the recreational resources in the

    zone.

    JEL Classification: Q26, Q51, Q57

    Key Words:: Contingent valuation, Logit model, Willingness to pay, Rangelands of Taham watershed and Recreational value.

    1Respectively: Assistant Professor, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural

    Resources, Iran. Assistant Professor & Assoc. Prof. of Agricultural economics of Tehran

    University & PhD students of Forestry of Lorestan University

    Email:yeganeh@gau.ac.ir

  • Abstracts 6

    Deficit Irrigation and Improving Irrigation Technology; the

    Optimal Adaptation in Coping with Climate Change

    Shiva Soltani and Seyed Habibollah Mosavi1 Received: 28 Sep. 2015 Accepted: 29 Nov. 2015

    Abstract

    In this study, deficit irrigation strategy as a lasting solution to deal with the effects of climate change in Hamedan-Bahar plain, were examined. For this purpose, at first, the effects of changes in temperature, precipitation and the release of CO2 on cropping pattern in four economic, physiology, hydrology and meteorology dimensions were analyzed. The results indicated that increased levels of carbon dioxid