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Combining averting behavior and contingent valuation data: an application to drinking water treatment in Brazil

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  • ROSADO, MARCIA A.
  • CUNHA-E-S , MARIA A.
  • DUCLA-SOARES, MARIA M.
  • NUNES, LUIS C.

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This paper estimates WTP for drinking water quality in Brazil by combining averting behavior with contingent valuation data. Using bivariate probit models, alternative structures allowing for heteroscedasticity between and within data sources are incorporated by taking advantage of the different information content that characterizes each data source. We look at two covariates not yet examined in the literature when combining stated and revealed preferred data to explain the variance in the models: income and the bid in the contingent valuation questionnaire. Tests for parameter equality across data sets are performed. The results suggest that the specification of heteroscedasticity has a significant impact in WTP estimates and is crucial to legitimate the combination of data sets from different origins. The significant differences found in WTP between the two sources are discussed.

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Article provided by Cambridge University Press in its journal Environment and Development Economics.

Volume (Year): 11 (2006)
Issue (Month): 06 (December)
Pages: 729-746

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Handle: RePEc:cup:endeec:v:11:y:2006:i:06:p:729-746_00

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  1. > Environmental and Natural Resource Economics > Environmental Economics > Valuation > Contingent valuation method > Revealed preference and joint estimation
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  1. Hotte, Louis & Winer, Stanley L., 2012. "Environmental regulation and trade openness in the presence of private mitigation," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 97(1), pages 46-57.
  2. Louis Hotte & Stanley L. Winer, 2008. "The Demands for Environmental Regulation and for Trade in the Presence of Private Mitigation," Working Papers 0810E, University of Ottawa, Department of Economics.
  3. Louis Hotte, 2010. "Democracy, inequality and the environment when citizens can mitigate privately or act collectively," Working Papers 1007E, University of Ottawa, Department of Economics.
  4. John C. Whitehead & Subhrendu K. Pattanayak & George L. Van Houtven & Brett R. Gelso, 2005. "Combining Revealed and Stated Preference Data to Estimate the Nonmarket Value of Ecological Services: An Assessment of the State of the Science," Working Papers 05-19, Department of Economics, Appalachian State University, revised 2007.
  5. Bilgic, Abdulbaki & Eren, Gunes & Florkowski, Wojciech J., 2008. "Willingness to Pay for Potable Water in the Southeastern Turkey: An Application of both Stated and Revealed Preferences Valuation Method," 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas 6755, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

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