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Joint estimation of contingent valuation survey responses

Timothy Park () and John Loomis

Environmental & Resource Economics, 1996, vol. 7, issue 2, 149-162

Abstract: Hanemann's utility difference model for the dichotomous choice contingent valuation method is modified to account for interrelationships between responses to a set of contingent valuation questions. A nonlinear seemingly unrelated regression model is presented to jointly estimate the probit models and to derive WTP from the CV responses. The model is used to test and impose restrictions derived from economic theory on the utility difference model. Mean WTP estimates for three different types of changes in the quality of California deer hunting were uniformly lower for the joint response probit model compared to a set of independent probit models. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Keywords: Contingent valuation; utility difference model; joint dichotomous responses (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1996
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DOI: 10.1007/BF00699289

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