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Title: Public and Private Preferences for Animal Cloning Policies
Authors: Brooks, Kathleen R.
Lusk, Jayson L.
Keywords: choice experiment
cloning
contingent valuation
ground beef
milk
policy ban
willingness-to-pay
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: Data on individuals’ private shopping choices are often used to draw conclusions about their desires for food policies. The purpose of this paper is to test this often-implicit assumption using data from a nationwide survey about animal cloning. We find that although individuals’ private choices indicate a strong desire to avoid meat and milk from cloned cattle, public choices predict that only 40.29% have a positive WTP for such a ban. The results suggest caution is necessary when inferring public preferences from private choices.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/142359
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics>Volume 37, Number 3, December 2012
Total Pages: 17
Collections:Volume 37, Number 3, December 2012

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