Consistency and construction in stated WTP for health risk reductions: A novel scope-sensitivity test

Bateman, IJ and Brouwer, R (2006) Consistency and construction in stated WTP for health risk reductions: A novel scope-sensitivity test. Resource and Energy Economics, 28 (3). pp. 199-214.

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Abstract

A contingent valuation study is conducted to estimate willingness to pay (WTP) for reducing skin cancer risks. A split sample design contrasts dichotomous choice (DC) with open-ended (OE) methods for eliciting WTP. A novel scope test varies the remit of risk reductions from just the individual respondent to their entire household allowing us to examine both the statistical significance and scale of scope sensitivity. While OE responses fail such tests, DC responses pass both forms of testing. We conclude that conformity of the size of scope effects with prior expectations should form a focus for future validity testing.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE)
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Resources, Sustainability and Governance
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2011 15:10
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 06:04
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/19576
DOI: 10.1016/j.reseneeco.2006.06.001

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