Rober Martínez-Espiñeira's publications.

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"A proposal for the analysis of price escalation within water tariffs. The impact of the Water Framework Directive in Spain", with Marta Suárez-Varela Maciá,, Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space 36 (4), 726-749, 2018

"Household Adoption of Energy and Water-Efficient Appliances: An Analysis of Attitudes, Labelling and Complementary Green Behaviours in Selected OECD Countries", with To Dieu-Hang, R. Quentin Grafton, and María García-Valiñas, Journal of Environmental Management, 197, pp. 140-150 (2017)

"Which factors, and to what extent, influence the condition of urban water distribution networks. An empirical analysis of the Spanish case" with Francisco González-Gómez and Miguel A. García-Rubio, forthcoming in Water Resources and Economics (February, 2017)
A Contingent Valuation of the Biomitigation Benefits of Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture in Canada”, with Thierry Chopin, Anthony Noce, Shawn Robinson, Winnie Yip, and Duncan Knowler, forthcoming in Aquaculture Economics and Management, 20(1):1-23 2016.
"Responses to changes in domestic water tariff structures: a Latent Class Analysis on household-level data from Granada, Spain" with María Pérez-Urdiales and María A. García-Valiñas, Environmental & Resource Economics, 63(1), 167-191,  2016
“An Analysis of the Price Escalation of Non-Linear Water Tariffs for Domestic Uses in Spain”, with Marta Suárez-Varela Maciá and Francisco González-Gómez, Utilities Policy, Special Issue on Redesigning Water Tariffs: Experiences and Reforms, 34, 82-93, 2015.
“Estimating the Biomitigation Benefits of Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture: a Contingent Behavior Analysis”, with Thierry Chopin, Anthony Noce, Shawn Robinson, Winnie Yip, and Duncan Knowler,  Aquaculture, 437(1), 182-194, 2015.
“Households’ pro-environmental habits and investments in water and energy consumption: determinants and relationships” with Maria A. Garcia-Valiñas and Céline Nauges, ,  Journal of Environmental Management, 133(1), 174-183, 2014
"Cost-benefit analysis of riparian protection in an eastern Canadian watershed", with Ryan Trenholm, Van Lantz, and Shawn Little Journal of Environmental Management, 116(15), 81–94, 2013
"Adopting versus adapting'': adoption of water-saving technology versus water conservation habits in Spain, with María A. García-Valíñas, forthcoming in the International Journal of Water  Resources Development, 29(3), 400-414, 2013.
"`Been there done that': Disentangling option value effects from user heterogeneity when valuing natural resources with a use component", with Nikita Lyssenko, Environmental Management, 50(5), 819-836, 2012
"Explanatory Factors of Urban Water Leakage Rates in Southern Spain", with Francisco González-Gómez, María A. García-Valíñas, and Miguel A. García-Rubio, Utiliities Policy, 22(1), 22–30, 2012
"Environmental Kuznets curves for bird abundance in Canada: an examination of alternative regression models using panel data" with Van Lantz, International Journal  of Ecological Economics & Statistics (IJEES), 27(4), 1-24, 2012
"Alternative approaches to dealing with respondent uncertainty in contingent valuation: A comparative analysis", with Nikita Lyssenko, Journal of Environmental Management, 93(1) 130-139, 2012.
“Leisure and the Opportunity Cost of Travel Time in Recreation Demand Analysis” with Joe Amoako-Tuffour, Journal of Applied Economics, 15(1), 25-49, 2012.
"Is the pricing of urban water services justifiably perceived as unequal among Spanish cities?", with Francisco González-Gómez, María de los Ángeles García-Valiñas, International Journal of Water Resources Development, 28(1), 107-121, 2012
"Respondent uncertainty in contingent valuation: The case of whale conservation in Newfoundland and Labrador", with Nikita Lyssenko, Applied Economics, 44(15), 1911-1930, 2012
"Correcting for the endogeneity of pro-environment behavioral choices in contingent valuation", with Nikita Lyssenko, Ecological Economics, 70(8), 1435-1439,  2011
"Affordability of residential water tariffs: alternative measurement and explanatory factors in Southern Spain" with María Ángeles García-Valiñas and Francisco González-Gómez, Journal of Environmental Management, 91(12), 2696-2706, 2010
“Measuring water affordability: a proposal for urban centers in developed countries”, with María de los Ángeles García-Valiñas, and Francisco González-Gómez, International Journal of Water Resources Development, 26(3), 441-458, September 2010
“Attitudes toward wildlife habitat preservation in the management of private woodlots in Cape Breton” with Lars Hallstrom, Human Dimensions of Wildlife 14(5), 265-277, 2009 
“Multi-destination and multi-purpose trip effects in the analysis of the demand for trips to a remote recreational site” with Joe Amoako-Tuffour, Environmental Management, 43(6) 1146-1161, 2009.
“The effect of environmental change and price policies on livelihoods in tropical agroforestry systems” with Unai Pascual, Journal of International Development, 21(3) 433–446, 2009.
“Does private management of water supply services really increase prices? An empirical analysis in Spain” with Maria Ángeles García-Valiñas and Francisco González Gómez, Urban Studies, 46(4) 923–945, 2009.
“Comparing recreation benefits from on-site versus household surveys in count data travel cost demand models with overdispersion”, with John. B. Loomis, Joe Amoako-Tuffour and Joseph Hilbe, Tourism Economics, 14(3), pp. 567-576, 2008
"Testing the environmental Kuznets curve hypothesis with bird populations as habitat-specific environmental indicators: evidence from Canada", with Van Lantz, Conservation Biology 22(2), 428-438, 2008
"Effect on Recreation Benefit Estimates from Correcting for On-Site Sampling Biases and Heterogeneous Trip Overdispersion in Count Data Recreation Demand Models", with Joseph Hilbe, Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 7(1), 331-345, 2008.
“Recreation Demand Analysis under Truncation, Overdispersion, and Endogenous Stratification: An Application to Gros Morne National Park" with Joe Amoako-Tuffour, Journal of Environmental Management, 88(4), 1320-1332, 2008
```Adopt a Hypothetical Pup’: A Count Data Approach to the Valuation of Wildlife’’, Environmental and Resource Economics, 37(2), 335-360, 2007
 ``An Estimation of Residential Water Demand Using Co-Integration and Error Correction Techniques”, Journal of Applied Economics, 10(1), 161-184, 2007.
``Poverty and environmental degradation under trade liberalization: searching for second-best policy options”, with U. Pascual, Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales, 6(12), 121-144, 2006
 ``Travel cost demand model based river recreation benefit estimates with on-site and household surveys: Comparative results and a correction procedure—Reevaluation”, with J. Amoako-Tuffour, and J. M. Hilbe, Water Resources Research, 42, W10418, doi:10.1029/2005WR004798. 2006
“Public attitudes towards lethal coyote control” Human Dimensions of Wildlife 11(2), 89-100, 2006
"A Box-Cox double-hurdle model of wildlife valuation: the citizen’s perspective" Ecological Economics 58(1), 192-208, 2006.
“Is all domestic water consumption sensitive to price control?" with Celine Nauges, Applied Economics 36 (15) 1697-1703, 2004
"Price Specification Issues under Block Tariffs: A Spanish Case-Study" Water Policy, 5 (3) 237-256; 2003
"Estimating Water Demand under Increasing Block Tariffs Using Aggregate Data and Proportions of Users per Block" Environmental and Resource Economics 26 (1) 5-23; 2003
"Estimation of Residential Water Demand: A State of the Art Review", with Fernando Arbués-Gracia and María Ángeles García-Valiñas, The Journal of Socio-Economics 32(1), 81-102, 2003 (Reprinted in Economics of Water Resources by R. Quentin Grafton (Ed.). Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. 2009.)
 "Residential Water Demand in the Northwest of Spain"  (abstract) Environmental and Resource Economics 21(2) 161-187, 2002

Book Chapters
“The use of non-pricing  instruments to manage residential water demand: What have we learned?”, with M.Á. García-Valiñas and Hang To, contributed chapter to R.Q. Grafton, K. Daniell, C. Nauges, J.Rinaudo, M. Ward and W. Chan, eds. Understanding and Managing Urban Water in Transition Springer Publishing, 250 p. January 2015
"Adopting versus adapting:  adoption of water-saving technology versus water conservation habits in Spain", with María de los Ángeles García-Valiñas, article reprinted in The Private Sector and Water Pricing in Efficient Urban Water Management Edited by C. Tortajada, F. González-Gómez, A. K. Biswas, and M. A. García-Rubio, Routledge 212 p., August 2014
“Is the Pricing of Urban Water Services Justifiably Perceived as Unequal among Spanish Cities?” reprinted in Water Policy and Management in Spain, edited by Francisco González-Gómez, Miguel A. García-Rubio and Jorge Guardiola, Routledge – 200 pages, July  2013
“Valuation of the Benefits of Wildlife Tourism in Remote Protected Areas: The Case of Gros Morne” in Angus O'Reilly and Doran Murphy (Eds.) National Parks: Biodiversity, Conservation and Tourism, Nova Publishers, New York, Ch. 11, 181-199, 2010
“Análisis de la demanda de agua en los abastecimientos urbanos: el caso residencial”, with Fernando Arbués-Gracia and María Ángeles García-Valiñas, pp 255-283. Invited chapter for Pablo Campos, José-María Casado and Josefina Maestu (Eds.) "Hacia las cuentas económicas del agua en España" Ediciones del Consejo General de Economistas. Colección Ecos 11. 2006.
 “Estimación y predicción del uso del agua en áreas urbanas. Escenario 2015”, with M. A. García Valiñas, and F. Arbués Gracia,  in J.A. de la Orden Gómez, A. Pérez Zabaleta and J. A. López-Geta (Eds.) El Análisis Económico en la Directiva Marco del Agua: Incidencias e Implicaciones para España, pp. 63-95, Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, Madrid, 2006
“Estimating Water Demand under Increasing Block Tariffs Using Aggregate Data and Proportions of Users per Block” in Pashardes, P. and T. Swanson and A. Xepapadeas (Eds.) Current Issues in the Economics of Water Resource Management: Theory and Policy, Kluwer, Amsterdam, pp. 27-46, 2002
Other working papers 

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Roberto Martínez-Espiñeira

Department of Economics
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St John’s

Newfoundland and Labrador A1A 5S7

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