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Contemporary Guidance for Stated Preference Studies
This article proposes contemporary best-practice recommendations for stated preference (SP) studies used to inform decision making, grounded in the accumulated body of peer-reviewed literature. TheseExpand
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Truth in Consequentiality: Theory and Field Evidence on Discrete Choice Experiments
This paper explores methodological issues surrounding the use of discrete choice experiments to elicit values for public goods. We develop an explicit game-theoretic model of individual decisions toExpand
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Understanding the consequences of consequentiality: Testing the validity of stated preferences in the field
This study pursues the external validation of stated preference methods by comparing survey responses from verified voters with the outcome of a parallel public referendum on a conservation andExpand
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Payment Certainty in Discrete Choice Contingent Valuation Responses: Results from a Field Validity Test
Two methods for calibrating discrete choice contingent valuation responses – the dichotomous choice with followup certainty question method of Champ et al. (1997) and the multiple bounded method ofExpand
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Bridging the gap between the field and the lab: Environmental goods, policy maker input, and consequentiality
This paper explores the criterion validity of stated preference methods through experimental referenda that capture key characteristics of a stated preference survey for a proposed environmentalExpand
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Externally validating contingent valuation: an open-space survey and referendum in Corvallis, Oregon
Abstract We ask whether respondents report the same decisions in non-binding surveys as they do in real elections. We study a Corvallis, OR referendum to raise open space funds and find survey andExpand
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Incentive compatibility tests of choice experiment value elicitation questions
This paper uses laboratory experiments with induced values to address fundamental issues related to the incentive compatibility of choice experiment value elicitation questions. In particular, weExpand
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The Source and Significance of Confusion in Public Goods Experiments
Abstract Economists use public goods experiments to develop and test theories of individual preferences and institutional design. Previous work demonstrates many participants in public goodsExpand
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Regulatory enforcement with competitive endogenous audit mechanisms
development and experimental testing of two endogenous audit mechanisms that use contemporaneous relative comparisons, based on disclosed information or imperfect signals of compliance effort, toExpand
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A comparison of taxonomic distinctness versus richness as criteria for setting conservation priorities for North American birds
In choosing sites for a conservation reserve network, representation of the greatest number of species in the sites selected is a common objective. This approach implicitly assumes that all speciesExpand
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