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Determinants of participation versus consumption in the Nordic Swan eco-labeled market

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  • Brouhle, Keith
  • Khanna, Madhu
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    This paper analyzes the determinants of demand for Nordic Swan eco-labeled paper products and whether the factors determining the discrete decision to buy a Swan-labeled product are different from those that determine the quantity purchased. Using observed consumer purchase data from Denmark, we find that prices and socio-demographic characteristics have a strong impact on the decision to purchase a Swan-labeled good. The quantity consumed of Swan-labeled goods, on the other hand, is strongly affected by the availability of Swan goods, discounts, and household size.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Ecological Economics.

    Volume (Year): 73 (2012)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 142-151

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolec:v:73:y:2012:i:c:p:142-151

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    Keywords: Eco-labeling; Green goods; Double hurdle models;

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