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Berlin DCE Colloquium

Discrete Choice Experiments (DCE) are increasingly applied to measure preferences and derive the willingness to pay for non-market and public goods. DCEs are especially established in environmental and sustainability sciences and find application in thematic areas such as sustainable consumption, sustainable land use, water management and renewable energies. The Berlin DCE Colloquium aims to promote exchange between scientists, who are concerned with this method, and to establish a regional network. The colloquium takes place every two months. Besides the presentation of case studies, methodological developments will be discussed.

Next Colloquium

Berlin DCE Colloquium 14

*Note that this colloquium will take place exceptionally on a Thursday (rather than on a Wednesday)*

22th February 2018 | 15:00

  • Ivana Logar (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology - Eawag)
    Does attribute order influence attribute non-attendance in discrete choice experiments?
  • Uwe Latacz-Lohmann (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel)
    Using choice experiments to inform the design of agri-environmental schemes

Please contact Julian Sagebiel (julian.sagebiel(at) for further details and in case of any questions.

Previous Colloquia

Berlin DCE Colloquium 13

6th December 2017 | 15:00

  • Klaus Glenk (Scotlands Rural College SRUC)
    Off target? A simple way to assess the validity of WTP estimates obtained from discrete choice experiments
  • Jasper Meya (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
    Income Inequality and the International Transfer of Environmental Values

Berlin DCE Colloquium 12

11th October 2017

  • Jette Bredahl Jacobsen (University of Copenhagen)
    Site choice for forest recreation: a Revealed Preference Analysis Using Spatial Data
  • Julian Sagebiel (IÖW, Berlin)
    Preparing Your Choice Data with Stata: Tools and Tricks

Berlin DCE Colloquium 11

6th July 2017

  • Philipp Sacher (Universität Greifswald)
    Using Discrete Choice Experiments to assess the influence of dead wood and naturalness on the recreational value of forests
  • Francisco Bahamonde Birke (The German Aerospace Center – DLR)
    Estimating the reference frame: a smooth twice-differentiable utility function for non-compensatory loss-averse decision-making
  • Daniel Pastoors (IÖW, Berlin)
    A discrete choice experiment to value attributes of seed varieties


Berlin DCE Colloquium 10

22nd of May 2017

  • Nele Lienhoop (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ)
    Deliberative Choice Experiments
  • Marie Fujitani (Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research)
    Participatory modeling and deliberative monetary valuation: co-developing sewage management in the Nicoya peninsula, Costa Rica.
  • Ludwig von Butler (SurveyEngine) and Ben White (SurveyEngine and University of Western Australia)
    SurveyEngine: A comprehensive software tool to conduct choice modelling projects


Berlin DCE Colloquium 9

16th March 2017

  • Seminar: Introduction to DCE modelling in R! 
    Petr Mariel (Universidad del País Vasco)

R is a commonly used language and environment for statistical computing and graphics ( It is available as Free Software in source code form. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, as well as on Windows and MacOS. In this talk we motivated and introduced several R-scripts for generation of different discrete choice data sets. Afterwards, these data sets were used for estimation of basic discrete choice models (Multinomial Logit, Mixed Logit), allowing for possibility of presenting different simulation exercises. R-scripts used for the data generation and models’ estimation were discussed in detail. The talk included basics on R programming and function optimization.


Berlin DCE Colloquium 8

01th February 2017

  • Civic Participation in the German Energy Transition
    Jan Knoefel (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • The design of an agri-environmental scheme for adapted water level management on organic soils: Farmers' preferences in North-east Germany
    Kati Haefner (Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research ZALF, Müncheberg)


Berlin DCE Colloquium 7

07th December 2016

  • Assessing river ecosystem services as a basis for river restoration
    Sophia Kochalski (Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, IGB)
  • The recreational value of riverine landscapes: Design of a choice experiment
    Alexandra Dehnhardt (Technische Universität Berlin)
  • Near-Natural rivers and floodplains in Germany: Willingness to pay for renaturation measures
    Andreas Horbat (Technische Universität Berlin)

Berlin DCE Colloquium 6

14th September 2016

  • German households‘ preferences for co-generation technologies
    Kai Rommel (International School for Management Dortmund)
  • Willingness to Pay for Plants from Aquaponic Production Systems: Results from an instore Choice Experiment
    Reinhard Uehleke (University of Rostock)


Berlin DCE Colloquium 5

20th July 2016 

  • Preference matching effects - it's always good to have more choice options, isn't it?
    Jürgen Meyerhoff (Technische Universität Berlin)
  • Testing neighborhood effects for biodiversity conservation: A willingness to accept experiment in the context of European Agro-environmental schemes
    Sergio Villamajor Tomas (Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Birmensdorf/ Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)


Berlin DCE Colloquium 4

1st June 2016

  • Using PythonBiogeme for estimating discrete choice models. An introduction.
    Francisco Bahamonde Birke (German Institute for Economic Research DIW, Berlin / Technische Universität Berlin)
  • Design of a DCE on fright mode choice
    Shams ul Haq (Universität Gießen)


Berlin DCE Colloquium 3

13th April 2016

  • A simple method to account for spatially-different WTP estimates
    Julian Sagebiel (Institute for Ecological Economy Research IÖW, Berlin)
  • Monetary values for forest characteristics in Germany
    Priska Weller (Thünen Institut, Hamburg)
  • Using choice experiment for valuation of forest recreation in changing management scenarios - A case study of Greifswald, NE Germany
    Erica Udas (Universität Greifswald)


Berlin DCE Colloquium 2

17th  February 2016

  • If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice
    Francisco Bahamonde Birke (German Institute for Economic Research DIW, Berlin / Technische Universität Berlin)
  • The demand for index-based flood insurance in a high-income country
    Martin Achtnicht (Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development IOER, Dresden)
  • Which factors affect the participation of farmers in agri-environmental measures? A survey of farmers in Brandenburg & Berlin
    Andreas Horbat (Technische Universität Berlin, Chair of Landscape Economics):


Berlin DCE Colloquium 1

9th December 2015

  • The Influence of Attribute Cutoffs on Preferences towards Renewable Energies
    Malte Oehlmann (Technische Universität Berlin, Chair of Landscape Economics)
  • Assessing Cultural Ecosystem Services: A visual choice experiment on agricultural landscape preferences in the case study Märkische Schweiz, Germany
    Kati Haefner (Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research ZALF, Müncheberg)
  • Preparation of a Survey on Farmers Willingness to Accept for Agri-Environmental Schemes
    Sergio Villamajor Tomas (Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Birmensdorf/ Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Event Series

When: every two months

Where: Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW), Berlin (Directions)

Language: English

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