Ouvrard, Benjamin, Preget, Raphaële, Reynaud, Arnaud and Tuffery, Laetitia (2023) Nudging and subsidising farmers to foster smart water meter adoption. European Review of Agricultural Economics, vol. 50 (n° 3). pp. 1178-1226.

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We use a discrete choice experiment with treatments to test if voluntary adoption of smart water meters by French farmers can be fostered by (i) a collective conditional subsidy offered to farmers who adopt a smart meter only if the rate of adoption in their geographic area is sufficiently high and (ii) informational nudges. Using a sample of 1,272 farmers, we find contrasted results regarding our nudges, but we show that a conditional subsidy is an effective tool to foster adoption of smart meters. Interestingly, the willingness to pay for the conditional subsidy is equal to the subsidy amount and independent of the collective adoption threshold.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: July 2023
Refereed: Yes
Place of Publication: Oxford
JEL Classification: D70 - General
Q18 - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
Q25 - Water
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2023 09:23
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2024 10:07
OAI Identifier: oai:tse-fr.eu:128871
URI: https://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/48484
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