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Interval bidding in a distribution elicitation format

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  • Pierre-Alexandre Mahieu

    (LEMNA - Laboratoire d'économie et de management de Nantes Atlantique - IEMN-IAE Nantes - Institut d'Économie et de Management de Nantes - Institut d'Administration des Entreprises - Nantes - UN - Université de Nantes)

  • François-Charles Wolff

    (LEMNA - Laboratoire d'économie et de management de Nantes Atlantique - IEMN-IAE Nantes - Institut d'Économie et de Management de Nantes - Institut d'Administration des Entreprises - Nantes - UN - Université de Nantes)

  • Jason Shogren

    (UW - University of Wyoming)

  • Pascal Gastineau

    (IFSTTAR/AME/EASE - Environnement, Aménagement, Sécurité et Eco-conception - IFSTTAR - Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux - UNAM - PRES Université Nantes Angers Le Mans)

Abstract

Interval bidding allows people to report a range of values for a non-market good. Herein, we allow people to choose their distribution over this range endogenously. We consider a multiplicative error model explaining the willingness to pay (WTP) which is estimated using a feasible generalized least squares estimator. We apply our framework to a representative sample of the French population who were asked about the valuation of a bear conservation programme. We find that most participants prefer stating their WTP as a range rather than a point, but the shape of the distribution greatly varies across people. Our results support the use of the interval bidding with endogenous distribution approach in valuation studies.

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  • Pierre-Alexandre Mahieu & François-Charles Wolff & Jason Shogren & Pascal Gastineau, 2017. "Interval bidding in a distribution elicitation format," Post-Print hal-01576239, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01576239
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    Keywords

    CONTINGENT VALUATION; UNCERTAINTY; DISTRIBUTION FORMAT; FEASIBLE GENERALIZED LEAST SQUARES; ECONOMIE; ANALYSE DE LA VALEUR;

    JEL classification:

    • C5 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling
    • Q51 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Valuation of Environmental Effects

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