Public and Private Preferences for Animal Cloning Policies
Kathleen Brooks and
Jayson Lusk ()
Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2012, vol. 37, issue 3, 17
Data on individuals’ private shopping choices are often used to draw conclusions about their desires for food policies. The purpose of this paper is to test this often-implicit assumption using data from a nationwide survey about animal cloning. We find that although individuals’ private choices indicate a strong desire to avoid meat and milk from cloned cattle, public choices predict that only 40.29% have a positive WTP for such a ban. The results suggest caution is necessary when inferring public preferences from private choices.
Keywords: Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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