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Heterogeneous Preferences Regarding Global Climate Change

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  • David F. Layton
  • Gardner Brown

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We examine the structure of preferences for mitigating impacts of global climate change that will not occur during the lifetimes of most who are alive today. Because no market data exist for such distant markets, a statedpreference approach is used. The analysis is based on the random-parameters logit model, and the results indicate substantial heterogeneity in respondent preferences, that mean willingness to pay is a significant and increasing function of the scope of the impact, and, provocatively, that respondents have the same preferences over the two very different time horizons that we consider. © 2000 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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  • David F. Layton & Gardner Brown, 2000. "Heterogeneous Preferences Regarding Global Climate Change," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 82(4), pages 616-624, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:restat:v:82:y:2000:i:4:p:616-624
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