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A Joint Latent-Class Model: Combining Likert-Scale Preference Statements With Choice Data to Harvest Preference Heterogeneity

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  • William Breffle

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  • Edward Morey

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  • Jennifer Thacher

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Article provided by European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in its journal Environmental and Resource Economics.

Volume (Year): 50 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (September)
Pages: 83-110

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Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:50:y:2011:i:1:p:83-110

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Keywords: Latent class; E-M algorithm; Choice data; Preference statements; Likert-scale; Preferences; Heterogeneity;

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  1. Maria Cunha-e-Sá & Lívia Madureira & Luis Nunes & Vladimir Otrachshenko, 2012. "Protesting and Justifying: A Latent Class Model for Contingent Valuation with Attitudinal Data," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 52(4), pages 531-548, August.
  2. Konar, Avishek & Roe, Brian E. & Irwin, Elena G., 2012. "Do Farmers Have Heterogeneous Preferences for the Environment and Does It Matter? A Latent-Class Approach to Explaining Field-Level Tillage Choices," 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington 124629, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

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