Using Cheap-Talk as a Test of Validity in Choice Experiments
AbstractIn two experiments on the choice of consumer goods, the estimated marginal willingness to pay for food are found to be lower in the survey version with cheap talk. Our test can be seen as a test of hypothetical bias. This implies we cannot reject the hypothesis of a hypothetical bias for marginal WTP in choice experiments.
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hypothetical WTP; cheap talk; incentive compatibility;
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- Carlsson, Fredrik & Frykblom, Peter & Johan Lagerkvist, Carl, 2005. "Using cheap talk as a test of validity in choice experiments," Economics Letters, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 89(2), pages 147-152, November.
- C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
- Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
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- NEP-ALL-2004-03-14 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBE-2004-03-14 (Cognitive & Behavioural Economics)
- NEP-DCM-2004-03-14 (Discrete Choice Models)
- NEP-RES-2004-03-14 (Resource Economics)
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