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Eliciting consumers preferences using stated preference discrete choice models: Contingent ranking versus choice experiment
Merino, Anna
Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
The aim of this paper is twofold: firstly, to carry out a theoreticalreview of the most recent stated preference techniques used foreliciting consumers preferences and, secondly, to compare the empiricalresults of two dierent stated preference discrete choice approaches.They dier in the measurement scale for the dependent variable and,therefore, in the estimation method, despite both using a multinomiallogit. One of the approaches uses a complete ranking of full-profiles(contingent ranking), that is, individuals must rank a set ofalternatives from the most to the least preferred, and the other usesa first-choice rule in which individuals must select the most preferredoption from a choice set (choice experiment). From the results werealize how important the measurement scale for the dependent variablebecomes and, to what extent, procedure invariance is satisfied.
2005-09-15
Labour, Public, Development and Health Economics
stated preferences
contingent ranking
choice experiment
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