Public and Private Preferences for Animal Cloning Policies
Data on individualsâ€™ private shopping choices are often used to draw conclusions about their desires for food policies. The purpose of this paper is to test this often-implicit assumption using data from a nationwide survey about animal cloning. We find that although individualsâ€™ private choices indicate a strong desire to avoid meat and milk from cloned cattle, public choices predict that only 40.29% have a positive WTP for such a ban. The results suggest caution is necessary when inferring public preferences from private choices.
Volume (Year): 37 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
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