What agricultural and food policies do U.S. consumers prefer? A best–worst scaling approach
Vincenzina Caputo () and
Jayson Lusk ()
Agricultural Economics, 2020, vol. 51, issue 1, 75-93
Consumer welfare effects from policy changes are traditionally calculated using estimates of consumer preferences for the underlying goods and services affected. This conventional approach is indirect, does not consider preferences people may have for the policies themselves, and makes it difficult to easily compare relative preferability of a large set of policy options. In this paper, we use the best–worst scaling approach to determine consumers’ preferences for 13 policies. A nationwide survey of 1,056 U.S. consumers indicates the highest levels of support for investments in agricultural research and requirements of food and agricultural literacy standards in public education. Fat, calorie, and soda taxes are the least popular; fewer than one‐third of respondents are in favor of these three policies.
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:bla:agecon:v:51:y:2020:i:1:p:75-93
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.blackwell ... bs.asp?ref=0169-5150
Access Statistics for this article
Agricultural Economics is currently edited by W.A. Masters and G.E. Shively
More articles in Agricultural Economics from International Association of Agricultural Economists Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Wiley Content Delivery ().