Eliciting environmental preferences of Ghanaians in the laboratory: An incentive-compatible experiment
AbstractIn this paper we aim to look into the attributes of Ghanaians’ willingness-to-pay for green products. This would help us to assess whether Ghanaians show a preference towards environmental goods. The methodology employed to address these issues is an ‘experimentally-adapted’ CV survey which involves laboratory experiment conducted among Ghanaian University students. Notwithstanding the limitations arising from the sample used in our experiment (most notably University students do not represent, economically wise, the entire Ghanaian population), we believe that our investigation provides a first answer to such question as Ghanaians consistently show that they are willing to pay an extra premium for green products.
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contingent valuation; experiment; incentive-compatible; Ghana; organic products; willingness to pay;
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- O10 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
- Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
- C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
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- NEP-DCM-2009-09-11 (Discrete Choice Models)
- NEP-ENV-2009-09-11 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-EXP-2009-09-11 (Experimental Economics)
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