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Part-Whole Bias in Contingent Valuation: Will Scope Effects Be Detected with Inexpensive Survey Methods?

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  • John C. Whitehead
  • Timothy C. Haab
  • Ju-Chin Huang

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The purpose of this paper is to test for scope effects with the contingent valuation method. We use data from a telephone survey focusing on water quality improvements in the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds in North Carolina. We find that the willingness to pay estimates are sensitive to the scope of the policy. These results suggest that the use of inexpensive survey methods may not be the cause of the failure to detect scope effects in some recent contingent valuation studies.

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Article provided by Southern Economic Association in its journal Southern Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 65 (1998)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 160-168

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Handle: RePEc:sej:ancoec:v:65:1:y:1998:p:160-168

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  1. John C. Whitehead, 2006. "Improving Willingness to Pay Estimates for Quality Improvements through Joint Estimation with Quality Perceptions," Southern Economic Journal, Southern Economic Association, Southern Economic Association, vol. 73(1), pages 100–111, July.
  2. Barreiro Hurlé, J. & Pérez Y Pérez, L, 2001. "Coste vs. Eficiencia: utilización de entrevistadores no profesionales en valoración contingente," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 18, pages 5-19, Agosto.
  3. Kim, Sooil & Haab, Timothy C., 2005. "Generalized Estimation Methods for Non-i.i.d. Binary Data: An Application to Dichotomous Choice Contingent Valuation," 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) 19138, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  4. John C. Whitehead & Peter A. Groothuis & Rob Southwick, 2007. "Linking Recreation Demand and Willingness to Pay with the Inclusive Value: Valuation of Saginaw Bay Coastal Marsh," Working Papers, Department of Economics, Appalachian State University 07-09, Department of Economics, Appalachian State University.
  5. Timothy C. Haab & Matthew G. Interis & Daniel R. Petrolia & John C. Whitehead, 2013. "From Hopeless to Curious? Thoughts on Hausman’s “Dubious to Hopeless” Critique of Contingent Valuation," Working Papers, Department of Economics, Appalachian State University 13-07, Department of Economics, Appalachian State University.
  6. John C. Whitehead & Peter A. Groothuis & Rob Southwick & Pat Foster-Turley, 2006. "Economic Values of Saginaw Bay Coastal Marshes," Working Papers, Department of Economics, Appalachian State University 06-10, Department of Economics, Appalachian State University.
  7. Kim, Sooil, 2006. "Bias and Efficiency of Uniform Bid Design in Contingent Valuation," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) 21335, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  8. John Whitehead & Suzanne Finney, 2003. "Willingness to Pay for Submerged Maritime Cultural Resources," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer, Springer, vol. 27(3), pages 231-240, November.
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