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Difference in Preferences or in Preference Orderings? Comparing Choices of Environmental Bureaucrats, Recreational Anglers, and the Public


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Title: Difference in Preferences or in Preference Orderings? Comparing Choices of Environmental Bureaucrats, Recreational Anglers, and the Public
Authors: Eggert, Håkan
Kataria, Mitesh
Lampi, Elina
Issue Date: Aug-2016
Extent: 32
Publication type: report
Organization: Dept. of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
669
Keywords: choice experiment
distribution
environmental valuation
Homo Economicus
Homo Politicus
multiple preference orderings
willingness to pay
Abstract: Do Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bureaucrats represent the general public or are they more in line with an interest group? We study preferences for environmental policy using a choice experiment (CE) on three populations; the general public, Swedish EPA bureaucrats, and recreational anglers. We also test for existence of multiple preference orderings, i.e., whether responses differ depending on the decision role assigned. Half of the respondents were asked to choose the alternatives that... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL:D61, H41, Q51, Q58
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/46413
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