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An Experimental Approach To Estimating Willingess-Topay For Improvements In Food Safety

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  • Cao, Kay
  • Gibson, John
  • Scrimgeour, Frank G.

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This paper presents the results obtained from two experimental auctions regarding consumer willingness-to-pay (WTP) for food safety improvements. The research found a positive WTP for food safety. However WTP amounts are different when participants bid with objective risk information as compared with the naive (bid without this risk information. There appears to be no significant difference in WTP regarding different magnitudes of risk reduction.

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Paper provided by Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its series 2005 Conference (49th), February 9-11, 2005, Coff's Harbour, Australia with number 137802.

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Handle: RePEc:ags:aare05:137802

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Keywords: Food safety WTP; experimental auction; Campylobacter in chicken products.; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Risk and Uncertainty;

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  1. Fox, John A. & Shogren, Jason F. & Hayes, Dermot J. & Kliebenstein, James B., 1995. "Chapter 06: EXPERIMENTAL AUCTIONS TO MEASURE WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR FOOD SAFETY," Valuing Food Safety and Nutrition (1995), Regional Research Project NE-165 Private Strategies, Public Policies, and Food System Performance, number 25986.
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  1. Rodríguez, Elsa Mirta M. & Lacaze, María Victoria & Lupín, Beatriz, 2009. "Willingness to pay for organic food in Argentina: evidence from a consumer survey," Nülan. Deposited Documents 1285, Centro de Documentación, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata.

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