Peter Groothuis Ph.D.

There are 29 included publications by Peter Groothuis Ph.D.:

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The Development and Estimation of a Latent Choice Multinomial Logit Model with Application to Contingent Valuation 2011 34096 We offer a new approach to investigate hypothetical bias in contingent valuation using a latent choice multinomial logit model. To develop this model, we extend Dempster, Laird, and Rubin’s 1977 work on the expectations maximization algorithm to the ...
The Dilemma of Choosing Talent: Michael Jordans are Hard to Find 2009 1120 This article explores the dilemma of choosing talent using NBA data from 1987 to 2003. We find there is much uncertainty in selecting talent. If superstars are found, they are usually identified early. However, more false positives exist than corr...
Does Don't Know Mean No? Analysis of ‘Don't Know’ Responses in Dichotomous Choice Contingent Valuation Questions 2002 3297 The 'don't know' response option in contingent valuation dichotomous choice questions is analysed using data from both willingness to pay and willingness to accept studies. An empirical analysis is conducted to determine whether respondents are stati...
Early Entry in the NBA Draft: The Influence of Unraveling, Human Capital, and Option Value 2007 1959 In an influential article, “Unraveling in Matching Markets,” Li and Rosen (1998) note that the first 7 picks, and 17 among 29 first-round selections, of the 1997 National Basketball Association (NBA) draft were not college seniors. By 2004, the fir...
The Economic Impact And Civic Pride Effects Of Sports Teams And Mega-Events: Do The Public And The Professionals Agree? 2016 55 Often sports leagues, organising committees, and team owners justify the use of public funds to build sports stadiums by the perceived economic impacts and civic pride generated by the teams or mega-events. Since the 1980s many economic studies have ...
Endogenous Consequentiality In Stated Preference Referendum Data: The Influence Of The Randomly Assigned Tax Amount 2017 121 Recent empirical and theoretical research stresses it is important for survey respondents to believe that survey votes are consequential, meaning their votes can potentially influence whether a proposed policy is undertaken. We test the effect of a r...
Exit Discrimination in Major League Baseball: 1990-2004 2008 1037 Using a panel study of annual Major League Baseball (MLB) data (1990- 2004), we do not find evidence that race affects the career duration of black hitters. Our findings are inconsistent with results from a study by Jiobu (1988) who used 1971 - 198...
Exit Discrimination in the NBA: A Duration Analysis of Career Length 2004 2889 Using a panel study of annual NBA data (1989-99), evidence of exit discrimination on career length in the NBA is not found. This result is inconsistent with results from data in the 1980s but is consistent with more recent findings that have measured...
Exit Discrimination In The NFL: A Duration Analysis Of Career Length 2015 1 Exit discrimination is defined as the involuntary termination of employment due to racial characteristics holding productivity constant. We test for exit discrimination in the National Football League (NFL) using a panel study on career length. Our a...
Green Vs. Green: Measuring the Compensation Required to Site Electrical Generation Windmills In a Viewshed 2008 999 Proponents of wind power note that wind is a green energy source. Yet locating electrical generating windmills has become difficult in some localities because of potential negative externalities. We address why the NIMBY syndrome may arise when choos...
Individualized Water Source As An Indicator Of Attitudes About Water Management And Conservation In Humid Regions 2015 324 Public perceptions about water quantity and water as a common pool resource are understudied in humid regions. As water demand increases, the need to more closely manage water, even in humid areas, will increase, requiring better understanding how pe...
Locating Hazardous Waste Facilities: The Influence of NIMBY Beliefs 1994 2977 The 'Not-In-My-Backyard' (NIMBY) syndrome is analyzed in economic decision making. Belief statements that reflect specific NIMBY concerns are subjected to factor analysis and the structure reveals two dimensions: tolerance and avoidance. Tolerance re...
Measuring the Economic Benefits of Saginaw Bay Coastal Marsh with Revealed and Stated Preference Methods 2009 1232 We estimate the economic benefits of Saginaw Bay coastal marsh with the travel cost and contingent valuation methods. The travel cost method is based on revealed preferences: actual recreation behavior. Using a sample of the general population of Mic...
Mitigating Hypothetical Bias In Stated Preference Data: Evidence From Sports Tourism 2015 1 One of the major criticisms of stated preference data is hypothetical bias. Using a unique dataset of both stated and actual behavior, we test for hypothetical bias of stated preference survey responses. We consider whether respondents tend to overst...
Nepotism or Family Tradition? A Study of NASCAR Drivers 2008 1189 Of the drivers who raced National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) cup series in 2005, 23 out of 76 had family connections. Family career following is not unique to NASCAR, it is common in many careers such as law, politics, business,...
The New NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Median Voter Model, and a Robin Hood Rent Redistribution 2001 3727 In this article, it is suggested that the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) in the National Basketball Association (NBA) redistributes rents from the superstars back to the median voters. In particular, it is suggested that portions of the ...
Pay Discrimination, Exit Discrimination or Both? Another Look at an Old Issue Using NBA Data 2013 1092 Economic literature has identified two potential types of racial discrimination in sports careers: exit discrimination and wage discrimination. The authors test for both types of discrimination in National Basketball Association (NBA) data in two way...
Positive Assortative Mating and Spouses as Complementary Factors of Production: A Theory of Labour Augmentation 2010 1241 This article develops a model of intellectual labour augmentation to explain both the marriage wage premium and educational assortative mating. We suggest that husbands and wives are complementary factors of production where a spouse’s education a...
Public Funding of Professional Sports Stadiums: Public Choice or Civic Pride 2004 13896 Abstract not available
Retail competition in electricity supply—Survey results in North Carolina 2012 1274 Residential retail competition in electricity supply was introduced in many countries and some US states as part of electricity industry deregulation. Following problems in the electricity market in California in 2000/2001 many US states, including N...
Retail competition in electricity supply—Survey results in North Carolina 2012 2197 Residential retail competition in electricity supply was introduced in many countries and some US states as part of electricity industry deregulation. Following problems in the electricity market in California in 2000/2001 many US states, including N...
The Role of Social Distrust in Risk-Benefit Analysis: A Study of the Siting of a Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility 1997 1417 Distrust of social institutions is becoming an important component of risk communication and policy analysis. To assess the impact of social distrust on decision making, we examine the role of distrust of information sources on the willingness to acc...
Testing for Non-Response And Sample Selection Bias in Contingent Valuation: Analysis of a Combination Phone/Mail Survey 1993 2642 We use a combination phone/mail survey to test for possible sample biases in contingent valuation. We find no sample selection bias hut do find non-response bias. We show how failure to correct for non-response bias distorts aggregate benefit estimat...
Time on Camera: An Alternative Explanation of NASCAR Tournaments 2011 966 National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing’s (NASCAR) monetary reward structure uses a linear payout for races, with a nonlinear payout for the season long tournament. The authors suggest that the season long nonlinear payout is magnified by t...
Timing of Prenatal Smoking Cessation or Reduction and Infant Birth Weight: Evidence from the United Kingdom Millennium Cohort Study 2014 960 Smoking during pregnancy is a key contributor to poor infant health. Our study presents a dynamic relationship between the timing of prenatal smoking cessation or reduction and infant birth weight. Using a large representative dataset of a birth coho...
Using Contingent Valuation to Measure the Compensation Required to Gain Community Acceptance of a LULU: The Case of a Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility 1998 565 The contingent valuation (CV) method was used to measure the compensation required for the siting of a hazardous waste disposal facility. Previous studies using the CV method were examined to determine the importance of subjective risk assessment. A ...
The Value of Public Goods Generated by a Major League Sports Team: The CVM Approach 2001 2181 This article reports an application of the contingent valuation method to measure the value of public goods generated by a professional sports team, the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. The data and analysis indicate that a major ...
Water Does Not Flow Up Hill: Determinants Of Willingness To Pay For Water Conservation Measures In The Mountains Of Western North Carolina 2015 270 Even in historically water-rich areas, population growth and drought put pressure on water supplies. Understanding public attitudes about water management and, especially water conservation, may become increasingly salient as even humid regions attem...
The Willingness To Pay to Remove Billboards and Improve Scenic Amenities 2007 950 We use the contingent valuation method to measure the amount citizens are willing to pay to improve scenic mountain-view amenities through the removal of billboards. Our approach addresses both the perceived property rights as well as the perceptions...