Measurement of Welfare Change: A Review
Three measure commonly used to evaluate the consumer welfare implications of a policy change are reviewed. The notion of consumer surplus is dealt with first, followed by an assessment of the concepts of compensating variation and equivalent variation. The relationships among the three concepts are also considered.
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- Van Kooten, G. C., 1987. "The Economic Impacts on Consumers of Government Intervention in the Poultry and Egg Sectors: A Comparison of Alternative Welfare Measures," Working Papers 243873, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
- Shogren, Jason F. & Seung Y. Shin & Dermot J. Hayes & James B. Kliebenstein, 1994.
"Resolving Differences in Willingness to Pay and Willingness to Accept,"
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American Economic Association, vol. 84(1), pages 255-270, March.
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