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Applying the dissonance-minimising format to value cultural heritage in developing countries

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  • Tuan, Tran Huu
  • Navrud, Stale

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We adapt the dissonance-minimising (DM) format proposed by Blamey et al. [Land Economics, 75 (1999) 126] in a dichotomous choice contingent valuation survey to estimate the economic benefits of preserving a cultural heritage site in Vietnam. We find that the DM format can be successfully applied to avoid biases because of yea-saying in a developing country context.

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  • Tuan, Tran Huu & Navrud, Stale, 2009. "Applying the dissonance-minimising format to value cultural heritage in developing countries," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 53(3), pages 1-17.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aareaj:161970
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.161970
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