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Criterion and Predictive Validity of Revealed and Stated Preference Data: The Case of Music Concert Demand

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  • John C. Whitehead
  • Douglas Noonan
  • Elizabeth Marquardt

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We survey concert-goers during the season and gather revealed preference and ex-ante stated preference data. We then survey the same concert goers after the season and gather additional ex-post revealed preference data. Comparing ex-ante stated preference data to the ex-post revealed preference data we find respondents overstate their concert attendance behavior. An ex-ante revealed-stated preference demand model with a stated preference adjustment predicts the revealed preference concerts accurately. Key Words: Revealed preference, stated preference, criterion validity, predictive validity

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  • John C. Whitehead & Douglas Noonan & Elizabeth Marquardt, 2012. "Criterion and Predictive Validity of Revealed and Stated Preference Data: The Case of Music Concert Demand," Working Papers 12-05, Department of Economics, Appalachian State University.
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    1. John C. Whitehead & Melissa S. Weddell & Peter A. Groothuis, 2016. "Mitigating Hypothetical Bias In Stated Preference Data: Evidence From Sports Tourism," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 54(1), pages 605-611, January.

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    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics
    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics

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