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Bona, Marco, 2022. The impact of extreme weather events on social norms in agriculture : insights from coordination games with Swedish farmers. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Economics

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In this thesis, we identify Swedish farmers’ injunctive social norms and the factors that influence a farmer’s ability to identify such norms. We use an experiment with incentivized coordination games on a sample of approximately 400 Swedish farmers. Treatments in the experiment vary whether participating farmers are confronted with an extreme or a normal year scenario. There is no large or statistically significant impact of this framing on farmers’ ranking of socially appropriate behaviours. We explore heterogeneity in the ranking, finding that farmers who reported to have witnessed an increase of these occurrences in the past five years report a lower capability of following social norms. We also found a positive correlation between the ability to follow injunctive social norms and the female gender of the farmer, as well as both environmental concern and investing propensity.

Main title:The impact of extreme weather events on social norms in agriculture
Subtitle:insights from coordination games with Swedish farmers
Authors:Bona, Marco
Supervisor:Rommel, Jens
Examiner:Hart, Robert
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Institutionen för ekonomi
Volume/Sequential designation:1492
Year of Publication:2022
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM030 Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) - Master's Programme, 120.0hp
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Keywords:farmers, injunctive social norms, extreme weather, coordination game
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Agricultural economics and policies
Deposited On:13 Dec 2022 08:02
Metadata Last Modified:14 Dec 2022 02:01

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