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Understanding the disparity between WTP and WTA: endowment effect, substitutability, or imprecise preferences?

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  • Morrison, Gwendolyn C., 1998. "Understanding the disparity between WTP and WTA: endowment effect, substitutability, or imprecise preferences?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 59(2), pages 189-194, May.
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