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Exploring the Beta Model Using Proportional Budget Information in a Contingent Valuation Study

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  • Hui Li

    () (Department of Economics, Eastern Illinois University)

  • Robert P. Berrens

    () (Department of Economics, University of New Mexico)

  • Alok K. Bohara

    () (Department of Economics, University of New Mexico)

  • Hank C. Jenkins-Smith

    () (George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University)

  • Carol L. Silva

    () (George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University)

  • David L. Weimer

    () (George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University)

Abstract

Using a set of random telephone and Internet (web-based) survey samples for a national advisory referendum, we implement Beta models to handle proportional budget information, and allow for consistency in modeling assumptions and the calculation of estimated willingness to pay (WTP). Results indicate significant budget constraint effects and demonstrate the potential for Beta models in handling mental-accounting type information.

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  • Hui Li & Robert P. Berrens & Alok K. Bohara & Hank C. Jenkins-Smith & Carol L. Silva & David L. Weimer, 2005. "Exploring the Beta Model Using Proportional Budget Information in a Contingent Valuation Study," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 17(8), pages 1-9.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-05q20007
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    Beta model;

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    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation

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