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Joint use of attribute importance rankings and non-attendance data in choice experiments

Chalak, A., Abiad, A. and Balcombe, K. (2016) Joint use of attribute importance rankings and non-attendance data in choice experiments. European Review of Agricultural Economics, 43 (5). pp. 737-760. ISSN 0165-1587

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The joint and alternative uses of attribute non-attendance and importance ranking data within discrete choice experiments are investigated using data from Lebanon examining consumers’ preferences for safety certification in food. We find that both types of information; attribute non-attendance and importance rankings, improve estimates of respondent utility. We introduce a method of integrating both types of information simultaneously and find that this outperforms models where either importance ranking or non-attendance data are used alone. As in previous studies, stated non-attendance of attributes was not found to be consistent with respondents having zero marginal utility for those attributes

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of Agri-Food Economics & Marketing
ID Code:56694
Publisher:Oxford University Press


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