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An Experimental Validation of Hypothetical WTP for a Recyclable Product

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  • Eva Camacho-Cuena
  • Aurora García-Gallego
  • Nikolaos Georgantzís
  • Gerardo Sabater-Grande

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Using a within-subject experiment, we compare hypothetical andreal willingness to pay (WTP) for an improvement in therecyclability of a product. Subjects are faced with a real paymentscenario after they have responded to a hypothetical question.Contrary to most of the results obtained in similar studies, at apopulation level, there are no significant median differencesbetween actual and hypothetical stated values of WTP. However,within-subject comparisons between hypothetical and actual valuesindicate that subjects stating a low (high) hypothetical WTP tendto underestimate (overestimate) the value of their actualcontributions. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

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  • Eva Camacho-Cuena & Aurora García-Gallego & Nikolaos Georgantzís & Gerardo Sabater-Grande, 2004. "An Experimental Validation of Hypothetical WTP for a Recyclable Product," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 27(3), pages 313-335, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:27:y:2004:i:3:p:313-335 DOI: 10.1023/B:EARE.0000017657.08513.74
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