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The Organic Food Premium: A Canterbury Tale

Adelina Gschwandtner ()

Studies in Economics from School of Economics, University of Kent

Abstract: The present paper attempts to bring further evidence on the behavioural gap for organic food in Britain. The stated preferences are analysed by contingent valuation, while the revealed preferences are estimated by hedonic pricing. A small but significant gap in the premium for organic food between stated and revealed preferences has been found. This gap may suggest a need for price premium intervention. The estimated price elasticity for organic products is on average above one in absolute value suggesting that a pricing policy could be very effective.

Keywords: Contingent Valuation; Hedonic Pricing Method; Convergent Validity; Behavioral Gap; Organic Food; Price Premium (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H29 Q18 Q21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-11
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