Prof. Dr. Felix Schläpfer

Felix Schläpfer

Prof. Dr. Felix Schläpfer
Researcher

 +41 44 200 19 02
 felix.schlaepfer@kalaidos-fh.ch

Prof. Dr. Felix Schläpfer studied at the University of Zurich. This is also where he received his doctorate (Dr. sc. nat.) and his habilitation in economics. Before joining Kalaidos Research, he conducted research and taught at the Department of Economics at the University of Glasgow, the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich in the areas of environmental economics, resource economics, behavioral economics and finance. In addition to his research and teaching at Kalaidos Research, he teaches at the University of Zurich and works as an independent researcher and author. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Ecological Economics.

Topics (teaching and research)

  • Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Public economics
  • Environmental economics
  • Resource economics

Research interests

  • Behavioral economic decision-making research
  • Cost-benefit analysis in the public sector
  • Valuation of public goods and externalities
  • Welfare measurement
  • Empirical analysis of political decisions
  • Renewal of scientific and normative foundations of economics

Research methods

  • Empirical economic research
  • Surveys (contingent valuation, choice experiments)
  • Experiments in economics (also field experiments)
  • Spatial analyses
  • Meta-analyses, reviews

Full list of publications (PDF)

Publications

Book

  • Bosshard, A., Schläpfer, F. & Jenny, M. (2010). Weissbuch Landwirtschaft Schweiz. Analysen und Vorschläge zur Reform der Agrarpolitik. Haupt, Berne.

Journal article

  • Getzner, M., Meyerhof, J. & Schläpfer, F. (2018). Willingness to pay for nature conservation policies in state-owned forests: an Austrian case study. Forests, 9, 537.
  • Rheinberger, C. R., Schläpfer, F. & Lobsiger, M. (2018). A novel approach to estimating the demand value of public safety. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 89, 285-305.
  • Baur, I. & Schläpfer, F. (2018). Expert estimates of the share of agricultural support that compensates European farmers for providing public goods and services. Ecological Economics, 147, 264–275.
  • Schläpfer, F. (2017). Deliberative monetary valuation (DMV) and democratic valuation (DV): a response to Bartkowski and Lienhoop (2017). Ecological Economics, 141, 261-264.
  • Schläpfer, F. (2017). Stated preferences for public services: a classification and survey of approaches. Journal of Economic Surveys, 31, 258-280.
  • Schläpfer, F. (2016). Eine Stickstoff-Lenkungsabgabe für die Schweizer Landwirtschaft?/ Une taxe d’incitation sur l’azote pour l’agriculture suisse?. Agrarforschung Schweiz/ Recherche Agronomique Suisse, 7, 496-503.
  • Schläpfer, F. (2016). Democratic valuation (DV): using majority voting principles to value public services. Ecological Economics, 122, 36-42.
  • Schläpfer, F., Waltert, F., Segura, L. & Kienast, F. (2015). Valuation of landscape amenities: A hedonic pricing analysis of housing rents in urban, suburban and periurban Switzerland. Landscape and Urban Planning, 141, 24-40.
  • Schläpfer, F. & Mann, S. (2013). Eine erweiterte Gesamtrechnung der multifunktionalen Schweizer Landwirtschaft. Schriften der Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues, 48, 361–370.
  • Schläpfer, F. & Fischhoff, B. (2012). Task familiarity and contextual cues predict hypothetical bias in a meta-analysis of stated preference studies. Ecological Economics, 81, 44-47.
  • Luthe, T. & Schläpfer, F. (2011). Effects of third-party information on the demand for more sustainable consumption: a choice experiment on the transition of winter tourism. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions (1), 234-254.
  • Schläpfer, F. (2011). Access to party positions and preference formation: a field experiment. Swiss Political Science Review, 17, 75-91.
  • Waltert, F., Schulz, T. & Schläpfer, F. (2011). The role of landscape amenities in regional development: Evidence from Swiss municipality data. Land Use Policy, 28, 748-761.
  • Waltert, F. & Schläpfer, F. (2010). The role of landscape amenities in regional development: a survey of migration, regional economic and hedonic pricing studies. Ecological Economics, 70 (2), 141-152.
  • Schläpfer, F. (2010). How much does journal reputation tell us about the academic interest and relevance of economic research?. GAIA, 19 (2), 140-145.
  • Schläpfer, F. & Schneider, F. (2010). Messung der akademischen Forschungsleistung in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften: Reputation vs. Zitierhäufigkeiten. Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 11 (4), 325-339.
  • Deacon, R.T. & Schläpfer, F. (2010). The spatial range of public goods revealed through referendum voting. Environmental and Resource Economics, 47 (4), 305-328.
  • Cavalcanti, C., Schläpfer, F. & Schmid, B. (2010). Public participation and willingness to cooperate in common-pool resource management: a field experiment with fishing communities in Brazil. Ecological Economics, 69 (3), 613-622.

Presentations and conference proceedings

  • Schläpfer, F., Getzner, M. & Meyerhoff, J. (2019). Towards a Robust Behavioral Economic Design and Analysis of Stated Preferences: Management of Federal Forests in Austria. Manchester, United Kingdom, June 26.
  • Baur, I., Schläpfer, F. (2017). Expert estimates of the share of agricultural support that compensates European farmers for providing public goods and services. Parma, Italy, September 29.
  • Schläpfer, F., Baur, I. (2017). Does CAP spending reflect taxpayer preferences? An analysis of expenditures for public goods and income redistribution in relation to preference indicators. Parma, Italy, September 29.
  • Schläpfer, F. (2016). Krisenszenarien: Konsequenzen für Landwirtschaft, Verarbeitung und Importe. Bern, April 15.
  • Schläpfer, F. (2016). Referat Avenir Suisse. Zürich, February 04.
  • Schläpfer, F. (2015). Wirtschaftlichkeit im internationalen Preisumfeld. Bern, November 15.

Media appearance

Other publications

  • Lobsiger, M., Kägi, W., Liechti, D., Rheinberger, C., Schläpfer, F. & Soguel, N. (2015). Monetarisierung des statistischen Lebens im Strassenverkehr. Forschungsprojekt VSS 2011/104 auf Antrag des Schweizerischen Verbands der Strassen und Verkehrsfachleute (VSS), Bericht Nr. 1523.
  • Schläpfer, F. (2019). Indikatoren für den Stand der Zielerreichung in der Agrarpolitik: Grundlagen und Vorschläge. Kalaidos Fachhochschule Schweiz, Zürich..
  • Schläpfer, F. & Bosshard, A. (2019). Indikatoren für die Beurteilung der Schweizer Agrarpolitik. Vision Landwirtschaft..
  • Waltert, F., Segura, L., Schläpfer, F., Pütz, M. & Kienast, F. (2014). Bewertung von Landschaftsattributen auf dem Schweizer Mietwohnungsmarkt. Schlussbericht zuhanden des Bundesamts für Umwelt BAFU. Forschungsanstalt für Wald, Schnee und Landschaft, Birmensdorf.
  • Schläpfer, F. Towards an operational definition of scientific economics, Working Paper, February 2011.
  • Schläpfer, F. Measuring the value of environmental goods services: a checklist for identifying sound survey research. January 2010.
  • Schläpfer, F. & Ott, P. The efficiency of majority voting: an empirical analysis. January 2010.
  • Schläpfer, F. Preference formation in surveys and in competitive information environments, October 2010.