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Ask a Hypothetical Question, Get a Valuable Answer?
CARD Working Papers
  • Christopher D. Azevedo, Iowa State University
  • Joseph A. Herriges, Iowa State University
  • Catherine L. Kling, Iowa State University
Publication Date
12-1-2000
Series Number
00-WP 260
Abstract

The authors model the recreation demand for Iowa wetlands, combining survey data on both actual usage patterns (i.e., revealed preferences) and anticipated changes to those patterns under hypothetical increases in trip costs (i.e., stated preferences). They formulate and test specific hypotheses concerning potential sources of bias in each data type and consistently reject consistency between the two data sources, both in terms of implied wetland values and underlying preference parameters. The authors pay careful attention to the interpretations of the test results, noting particularly how the interpretation of the same results can vary with the "school of thought" of the reader.

Citation Information
Christopher D. Azevedo, Joseph A. Herriges and Catherine L. Kling. "Ask a Hypothetical Question, Get a Valuable Answer?" (2000)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/catherine_kling/39/