Maria Loureiro

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Copyright 2001 by Loureiro and Hine. All rights reserved. Readers may make verbatim copies of this document for non-commercial purposes by any means, provided that this copyright notice appears on all such copies. Abstract Demand for value-added products is highly segmented among different types of consumers. In this paper, we assess consumer preferences(More)
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Choice-based models are proposed to overcome some of the limitations found in traditional rating-based strategies. The new approach is grounded on decision-making paradigms, such as choice and utility theories. Specifically, random utility models were applied in a recommendation problem. Prediction accuracy was compared with state-of-art rating-based(More)
• Is there a market for GM foods? • How much are consumers willing to pay for a GM food? • Consumers seem more accepting of plant GM foods as opposed to animal GM foods The impact of perceived risk associated with new food technologies has important economic and food safety implications. A better understanding of consumer attitudes and behavior toward(More)
In order to test the effect of calorie information on fast food choices, we conducted a questionnaire employing two types of stated preferences methods (the best-worst-scaling and intentional questions) and a follow-up randomized field experiment in a sample of 119 participants. This combined approach allowed us to test the internal validity of preferences(More)
Jellyfish outbreaks and their consequences appear to be on the increase around the world, and are becoming particularly relevant in the Mediterranean. No previous studies have quantified tourism losses caused by jellyfish outbreaks. We used a stated-choice questionnaire and a Random Utility Model to estimate the amount of time respondents would be willing(More)
We use instrumental variable methods to investigate whether the impact of parental smoking habits on their children's smoking decisions is a causal one. We …nd evidence of same-sex role models in two-parent households: mothers play a crucial role in determining their daughters'smoking decisions, while fathers' smoking habits are primarily imitated by their(More)
Until very recently, obesity was not considered an economic problem. Rather, it was regarded as an individual problem derived from private food choices, which carried esthetic and, if severe, medical consequences. However, obesity has now become quite severe in some countries, carrying large associated medical costs to all of society as well as to private(More)
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