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Social psychology and environmental economics: a new look at ex ante corrections of biased preference evaluation

  • Nicolas Jacquemet

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    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - CNRS : UMR8174 - Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, EEP-PSE - Ecole d'Économie de Paris - Paris School of Economics - Ecole d'Économie de Paris)

  • Alexander James

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    (Departement of Economics and Finance, University of Wyoming - University of Wyoming)

  • Stephane Luchini

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    (GREQAM - Groupement de Recherche en Économie Quantitative d'Aix-Marseille - Université de la Méditerranée - Aix-Marseille II - Université Paul Cézanne - Aix-Marseille III - École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) - CNRS : UMR6579)

  • Jason Shogren

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    (Departement of Economics and Finance, University of Wyoming - University of Wyoming)

The field of social psychology explores how a person behaves within the context of other people. The social context can play a substantive role in non-market allocation decisions given peoples choices and values extend beyond the classic market-based exchange institution. Herein we explore how social psychology has affected one aspect of environmental economics: preference elicitation through survey work. We discuss social representation, social isolation, framing through cheap talk, and commitment theory through an oath.

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Date of creation: Mar 2011
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Publication status: Published, Environmental and Resource Economics, 2011, 48, 3, 413-433
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