Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Eco-Certified Wood Products
AbstractWe use Kriström’s simple spike model to assess the factors influencing consumers’ willingness to pay a premium for a variety of certified wood products. A survey of over 1600 Pennsylvania and Tennessee residents found that approximately 35% were willing to pay some positive “premium” for environmentally certified wood products. For three types of wood products (a $29 shelf, a $200 chair, and an $800 table) we find the estimated market premiums to be 12.9%, 8.5%, and 2.8%, respectively.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Utah State University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2003-03.
Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: May 2003
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eco-labeling; eco-certification; spike models; price premium;
Other versions of this item:
- Jensen, Kimberly L. & Jakus, Paul M. & English, Burton C. & Menard, R. Jamey, 2004. "Consumers' Willingness to Pay for Eco-Certified Wood Products," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 36(03), December.
- Kimberly Jensen & Paul Jakus & Burton English & Jamey Menard, 2004. "Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Eco-Certified Wood Products," Working Papers 2004-08, Utah State University, Department of Economics.
- Jensen, Kimberly L. & Jakus, Paul M., 2003. "Consumers' Willingness To Pay For Eco-Certified Wood Products," 2003 Annual meeting, July 27-30, Montreal, Canada 22159, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
- Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
- Q23 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Forestry
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