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The existing literature on socially responsible purchasing relies heavily on stated preference measures elicited through surveys that utilize hypothetical market choices. This paper explores consumers' revealed purchasing behavior with regard to fair trade coffee and is apparently the first to do so in an actual market setting. In a series of experiments,(More)
Grain from paired samples of the hard red spring wheat cultivar "Park" grown on both conventionally and organically managed land was milled and baked into 60% whole wheat bread. Consumers (n= 384) rated their liking of the bread samples on a 9-point hedonic scale before (blind) and after (labeled) receiving information about organic production. Consumers(More)
This analysis breaks down the congestion levels experienced during specific parts of a wilderness canoe trip. By explicitly addressing the heterogeneity in preferences for congestion during a trip, we are able to determine the relative value canoeists place on solitude at different points of a trip. Our econometric model utilizes a random effects probit(More)
The authors thank the participants at the 25th Workshop of the W-133 Project in Portland, Oregon in March 1997 for their comments on this manuscript and gratefully acknowledge David Watson for creative field work in the Shield country and for assisting with the survey design and administration. This paper examines the result of discovery of new attributes(More)
The goal of this analysis was to identify changes in hunting behavior, satisfaction, and perceptions of risk in the presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD). Hunters completed an Internet survey containing direct questions regarding the impacts of CWD and gathering information about real and hypothetical hunting trips. Overall, hunters were satisfied with(More)
1. INTRODUCTION Congestion is a critical attribute associated with many forms of recreation: with greater levels of the number of recreationists anticipated, fewer will wish to participate. This raises an issue regarding the impact of environmental quality changes at recreation sites in that positive changes will attract more visitors, which in turn(More)
This paper examines the abundance and Aboriginal use of botanical non-timber forest products in the Gwich’in Settlement Area in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Informants indicated that wild berries are important to Gwich’in diets and an important factor in culture and traditional land use. People collected mostly cloudberries (Rubus chamaemorus),(More)
A simulation model of a cattle ranch based in southern Alberta, Canada was developed to evaluate the on-ranch economics of adopting different grazing management strategies to improve riparian grazing capacity in natural grass rangeland. Under low-cost scenarios, there are positive economic incentives to adopt strategies to maintain riparian zones that(More)