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Optimal Designs of Discrete Response Experiments in Contingent Valuation Studies

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Optimal designs for estimating model parameters and other characteristics such as mean and median willingness-to-pay are discussed.when a logistic or a probit regression model is used for analyzing a contingent valuation study with discrete questions. A numerical example, related to a study of the value of preserving some virgin forests in Sweden, illustrates the efficiencies of different designs and how a sequential procedure can be applied. Copyright 1992 by MIT Press.

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  • Nyquist, Hans, 1992. "Optimal Designs of Discrete Response Experiments in Contingent Valuation Studies," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 74(3), pages 559-563, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:restat:v:74:y:1992:i:3:p:559-63
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