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One-and-One-Half Bound Dichotomous Choice Contingent Valuation

  • Cooper, Joseph C.
  • Hanemann, W. Michael
  • Signorello, Giovanni

To reduce the potential for response bias on the follow-up bid in multiple-bound discrete choice CVM questions while maintaining much of the efficiency gains of the multiple-bound approach, we introduce the one-and-one-half-bound (OOHB) approach. Despite the fact that the OOHB model uses less information than the double-bound (DB) approach, efficiency gains in moving from single-bound to OOHB capture a large portion of the gain associated with moving from single-bound to DB. In an analysis of survey data, our OOHB estimates demonstrated higher consistency with respect to the follow-up data than the DB estimates and were more efficient as well.

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Paper provided by Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley in its series Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series with number qt09c663b2.

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Date of creation: 26 Feb 2001
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Handle: RePEc:cdl:agrebk:qt09c663b2
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