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Title:Eliciting environmental preferences of Ghanaians: an experimental approach PDF Logo
Authors:Meroz, Yael
Morone, Andrea
Morone, Piergiuseppe
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:Jena economic research papers 2007,071
Abstract:In this paper we aim - through an ‘experimentally-adapted’ Contingent Valuation survey - to look into the attributes of Ghanaians’ willingness-to-pay for green products. This would help us addressing two main issues: first, from a theoretical point of view, we shall assess whether Ghanaians show a preference towards environmental goods - hence, countering the ‘too poor to be green’ argument. Secondly, from a methodological point of view, we shall try to see if the incentive compatible CV analysis provides a good measurement of subjects’ willingness-to-pay for environmental premium. Our investigation provides an answer to both issues, showing how using an incentive compatible experiment produces, in the case of Ghana, reliable results and that Ghanaians consistently show that they are willing to pay an extra premium for green products.
Subjects:contingent valuation
experiment
incentive-compatible
Ghana
organic products, willingness to pay
JEL:C9
Q5
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Jena Economic Research Papers, MPI für Ökonomik

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