Participatory Value Evalution (PVE) is a new method for evaluating policy options, and to facilitate the participation of large groups of citizens. The essence of PVE is that citizens are able to give advice about a government choice, in an easy-to-access way. It is like putting them in the seat of the government. In an online environment they get to see which choice the government has to make, they get an overview of the specific advantages and disadvantages (or effects) of the options which the government can choose from, and any restrictions that exist (e.g. a restricted budget or a compulsory aim). Thereafter, they are asked what they would advise the government to do. Lastly, the citizens explain their choices, which gives a clear picture of their preferences and what they considered.
09 January 2023
Opinion piece by Niek Mouter in the NRC about resistance to climate measures
Plans for wind turbines often meet with strong resistance. It is not uncommon for residents in such a case to be implicitly or explicitly dismissed as NIMBYs, while for the residents it is often about fundamental values.
28 November 2022
Paper published in Journal of Choice Modelling on tools in the specification of a portfolio choice model
Three procedures are proposed, based on association rule (AR) and random forest (RF) learning to support the specification of a portfolio choice model applied in data from complex choice experiment data.
14 November 2022
What are the vulnerabilities of a citizen forum?
In the panel of Betrokken bij Klimaat, Niek Mouter spoke about the possibilities and impossibilities of a National Citizens' Forum on Climate Policy.