Do Hypothetical and Actual Willingness to Pay Differ in Choice Experiments? - Application to the Valuation of the Environment
AbstractIn this paper we test the validity of choice experiments with donations for environmental projects. In particular, we test whether or not willingness to pay for projects differs between a hypothetical and an actual choice experiment. Our results do not indicate that choice experiments suffer from overstatement in hypothetical willingness to pay; and this contrasts the results found in external tests of validity in Contingent Valuation. In addition, internal tests of validity indicate transitive and stable preferences in both experiments.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 13.
Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 31 Mar 1999
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Publication status: Published as Carlsson, Fredrik and Peter Martinsson, 'Do Hypothetical and Actual Willingness to Pay Differ in Choice Experiments? - Application to the Valuation of the Environment' in Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2000, pages 179-192.
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Choice experiments; External validity; Internal validity; Hypothetical and actual WTP; Public goods;
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