Silvia Ferrini joined CSERGE for the first time in July 2007as a Senior Research Associate. She is an applied economist (MSc Environmental Economics, University of Siena -Italy; PhD Applied Statistics, University of Florence, Italy) who worked for valuing water quality improvements under the Aquamoney (EU-F6) and the ChREAM project. Her main task was modelling consumer preference data using different evaluation methods. She was also involved in a research project aimed at valuing environmental related risks through the value of statistical life index. In 2009 Silvia joined the University of Siena as Lecturer in Economics (with tenure from 2012).
In March 2012, Silvia was in sabbatical leave and joined again CSERGE for working at the UK-NEA II and Natural Capital Committee projects.
River Water Quality: Who Cares, How Much and Why?,
article no. 621Full Text UEA Repository
Spatially explicit integrated modeling and economic valuation of climate driven land use change and its indirect effects,
in Journal of Environmental Management
pp. 172-184Full Text UEA Repository
The first United Kingdom's National Ecosystem Assessment and beyond,
in Water Ecosystem Services : A Global Perspective.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
ISBN 9781316178904Full Text UEA Repository
Revealed and stated preference valuation and transfer: A within-sample comparison of water quality improvement values,
in Water Resources Research
pp. 4746–4759Full Text UEA Repository
Using revealed preferences to estimate the Value of Travel Time to recreation sites,
in Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
pp. 58-70Full Text UEA Repository
Stated preferences for tropical wildlife conservation amongst distant beneficiaries: Charisma, endemism, scope and substitution effects,
in Ecological Economics
pp. 9-18Full Text UEA Repository
Integrated and spatially explicit modelling of the economic value of complex environmental change and its indirect effects,
in Working Paper - Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global EnvironmentUEA Repository
Making Benefit Transfers Work: Deriving and Testing Principles for Value Transfers for Similar and Dissimilar Sites Using a Case Study of the Non-Market Benefits of Water Quality Improvements Across Europe,
in Environmental and Resource Economics
pp. 365-387Full Text UEA Repository
Making benefit transfers work: Deriving and testing principles for value transfers for similar and dissimilar sites using a case study of the non-market benefits of water quality improvements across europe,
in Working Paper - Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment
pp. 1-47Full Text UEA Repository
Valuing spatially dispersed environmental goods: A joint revealed and stated preference model to consistently separate use and non-use values,UEA Repository
Key Research Interests
Evaluation techniques, Environmental and Resource Economics, Discrete choice models, Experimental designs, Simulation methods, Decision theory.
- Basili M., Ferrini S., Montomoli E., 2013. Swine influenza and vaccines: an alternative approach for decision making about pandemic prevention. European Journal of Public Health, forthcoming.
- Morse-Jones S. Bateman I., Kontoleon A., Ferrini S., Burgess N.D., Turner K., 2012. Stated preferences for tropical wildlife conservation amongst distant beneficiaries: charisma, endemism, scope and substitution effects. Ecological Economics 78: 9-18. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2011.11.002.
- Ferrini S., Fezzi C., 2012. Generalized Additive Models for Non Market Valuation via Revealed and Stated preference methods. Land Economics 88(4): 782–802.
- Ferrini S., Tucci M.P., 2011. Evaluating research activity: impact factor vs. research factor. Electronic Journal of Applied Statistical Analysis 2(1): 25-53. e-ISSN: 2037-3627
- Bateman I.J, Brouwer R., Ferrini S., Schaafsma M., Barton D.N, Dubgaard A., Hasler B, Liekens I., Navrud S., Sceponavience D. 2011. Making benefit transfers work: Deriving and testing principles for value transfer for similar and dissimilar sites using a case study to non-market benefits of water quality improvements across Europe. Environmental & Resource Economics, ISSN: 0924-6460, doi: 10.1007/s10640-011-9476-8
- Strazzera E., Cherchi E., Ferrini, S. 2010. Assessment of regeneration projects in urban areas of environmental interest: a stated choice approach to estimate use and quasi-option values. Environment and Planning A, 42; p. 252-268, ISSN: 0308-518X, doi: 10.1068/a4213
- Ferrini S. and Scarpa R., 2007. Designs with a-priori information for non market valuation with choice experiments: a Monte Carlo study. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 53: 342-363. ISSN: 0095-0696
- Basili M., Di Matteo M. and Ferrini S., 2006. Analyzing demand for environmental quality: A willingness to pay/accept study in the province of Siena (Italy). Waste Management 26(3), 209-219. doi: 10.1016/j.wasman.2004.12.027. ISSN: 0956-053X
- Ferrini S., Schaafsma M., Bateman I., Ecosystem services Assessment and Benefit Transfer. In Johnston J.R et al. (2012) Benefit Transfer of Environmental and Resource Values: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners. Springer, In Press
- Basili M., Di Matteo M. and Ferrini S., 2008. Landfill Closing: an Economic Assessment of Environmental Benefits. In Lehmann E., Landfill Research Focus. Nova Science Publishers ISBN 1-60021-775-3.
- Scarpa R., Ferrini S., and Willis K., 2005. Performance of error component models for status-quo effects in choice experiments. In Scarpa R., Alberini A., Applications of simulation methods in Environmental and Resource Economics. Kluwer Academic Publishers, London. ISBN-10: 1402036833 || ISBN-13: 978-1402036835