Giving respondents time to think in contingent valuation studies: A developing country application

Dale Whittington, V. Kerry Smith, Apia Okorafor, Augustine Okore, Jin Long Liu, Alexander McPhail

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Abstract

This paper evaluates whether the time given people to think about their responses to CVM valuation questions influences their answers. Our study was conducted in Nigeria as part of an evaluation of rural households' willingness to pay for public taps and private connections to improved drinking water systems. Respondents who were allowed time to evaluate the proposed water system bid significantly less than those who did not have that time. Moreover, this conclusion was upheld regardless of whether the water system was a public tap or a private connection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-225
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Environmental Economics and Management
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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