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Bateman, Ian J.
Munro, Alistair
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CSERGE Working Paper EDM 03-12
Given the evidence against the unitary model of the household, there is a need to understand the predictions of alternative household models within the context of valuation. This paper derives the relationship between household and individual willingness to pay (WTP) for the non-cooperative model of the household. We stress the dependence of WTP on a) the conjectures held by respondents about the behaviour of other members of the household and b) on whether all the members of the household make contributions to household public goods. The results suggest that the relationship between individual WTP and household WTP may be a complex one and that identifying gender-specific environmental preferences may not be possible within standard stated preference exercises.
consumer surplus
Contingent valuation
household behaviour
Stated preference
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