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dc.contributor.authorDannenberg, Astriden_US
dc.contributor.authorScatasta, Saraen_US
dc.contributor.authorSturm, Bodoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T15:09:19Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T15:09:19Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24724-
dc.description.abstractOpponents of the voluntary labeling scheme for genetically modified (GM) food products often argue that consumers have the ?right to know? and therefore advocate mandatory labeling. In this paper we argue against this line of reasoning. Using experimental auctions conducted with a sample of the resident population of Mannheim, Germany, we show that the quality of the informational signal generated by a mandatory labeling scheme is affected by the number of labels in the market. If there are two labels, one for GM products and one for non-GM products, mandatory and voluntary labeling schemes generate a similar degree of uncertainty about the quality of products that do not carry a label.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 08-029en_US
dc.subject.jelQ51en_US
dc.subject.jelC91en_US
dc.subject.jelQ18en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordlabelingen_US
dc.subject.keywordgenetically modified foodsen_US
dc.subject.keywordconsumer preferencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordexperimental auctionsen_US
dc.titleDoes Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Modified Food Grant Consumers the Right to Know? Evidence from an Economic Experimenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn570397731en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:7301-
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