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Is Willingness to Pay for a Public Good Sensitive to the Elicitation Format?

  • Patricia A. Champ
  • Richard C. Bishop
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    This study uses actual payments toward the provision of a public good to compare dichotomous choice and payment card formats. The public good in question is the environmental improvement from wind generation of electric power. We find that willingness-to-pay estimates vary with the elicitation format. Based on this result, we argue that elicitation effects found in contingent valuation studies may not be due the hypothetical nature of decision-making, as has been suggested in previous studies.

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    Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Land Economics.

    Volume (Year): 82 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 162-173

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    Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:82:y:2006:i:2:p:162-173
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