DR. YASUSHI SHOJI
Yasushi Shoji is an associate professor at the Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University in Japan. His research interests are environmental and resource ecnomics, recreation management and forest policy.
MY LATEST RESEARCH
Understanding preferences for pricing policies in Japan’s national parks using the best–worst scaling method
Journal for Nature Conservation
Accepted: 4 January 2021
Preferences for pricing policies in Japan’s national parks were examined.
- The best-worst scaling method was used to understand people’s preferences.
Pricing policies imposed on park visitors were preferred over taxes.
The latent class model result showed that there exists preference heterogeneity.
The value of leisure time of weekends and long holidays: The multiple discrete–continuous extreme value (MDCEV) choice model with triple constraints
Journal of Choice Modelling
Accepted: 18 July 2020
Econometric model of identifying the value of leisure time of weekends and long holidays is proposed.
Endogenous time allocation and the substitution effect between weekends and long holidays are analyzed.
Demand prediction and welfare analysis are constructed using a system of nonlinear equations using the Karush-Kuhn-Tucker condition.
Empirical results suggest a significantly large difference in the value of leisure time between weekends and long holidays.