Workshop On Non-Market Valuation
(WONV)



About the annual meeting
Every year, WONV gathers about 30 persons in a different location. So far, WONV has been organized in Nantes, Aix-en-Provence, Nancy and Bordeaux. The main objectives of this workshop are (i) to provide a forum for dissemination of high quality papers present recent developments in theoretical and empirical analysis in the field of non-market valuation and (ii) create a network of researchers (including worldwide experts). This series of workshops involve both stated preference methods, including the contingent valuation and the choice experiment methods, and revealed preference methods, including the travel cost and the hedonic pricing methods. Besides, the workshops is research oriented. To this end, collaboration with academic journals are encouraged (for more information see here). Although the main aim of WONV is to improve SP approaches, critical papers are welcome (see a recent paper published in JEEM that was presented in WONV1 here).


Best paper award
A best paper award was launched in Bordeaux (WONV4). It involved 14 early stage researchers (PhD student or researcher who has recently completed his/her PhD, 3 years). The winner is Adan MARTINEZ-CRUZ who is actually working at ETH Zurich. He proposes a novel count model for recreation demand analysis in a paper entitled "Handling excess zeros in count models for recreation demand analysis without apology"The other two laureates are Erland DANCKE SANDORF (University of Tromos, Norway) and Daniel HERRERA (Paris School of Economics, France). Adan will be invited to present his paper at CERE, Umea, Sweden.


Scientific support
In the past editions, we received the support of EAERE. We also received the support of FAERE (WONV3/4) and CERE (WONV4). We are very grateful to these institutions. We are alo greateful to EVRI who provide a free access to the EVRI database for all the participants (WONV3/4).