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TitleHypothetical, real, and predicted real willingness to pay in open-ended surveys : experimental results
Author(s)Botelho, Anabela
Pinto, Lígia
Issue date2002
PublisherRoutledge
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Citation"Applied Economics Letters". ISSN 1350-4851. 9 (2002) 993-996.
Abstract(s)This study reports the results of experiments designed to elicit, within a controlled laboratory environment, hypothetical and real willingness to pay for an environmental educational programme using the open-ended question format. By maintaining both the good and the question format constant across the treatments, the experiments overcome the shortcomings of recently reported experimental results, providing a clean test for hypothetical bias in open-ended valuations. Having found a statistically significant difference between the hypothetical and real values, the question of whether hypothetical valuations may nonetheless provide useful statistical information concerning individuals' real valuations is turned to. This question, which is perhaps the key question in the current state of the debate surrounding the contingent valuation method, is answered affirmatively in this study
TypeArticle
URIhttps://hdl.handle.net/1822/11711
DOI10.1080/13504850210148143
ISSN1350-4851
1466-4291
Peer-Reviewedyes
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