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Calibration of willingness-to-accept

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  • John List
  • Jay Shogren

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This paper calibrates real and hypothetical willingness-to-accept estimates elicited for consumer goods in a multi-unit, random nth-price auction. Using a within-subject experimental design, we find that people understated their real willingness to accept in the hypothetical regimes, framed both as demand and non-demand revealing. After controlling for personspecific effects, however, hypothetical and real statements are equivalent on the margin.

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Paper provided by The Field Experiments Website in its series Framed Field Experiments with number 00182.

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