Peter Groothuis Ph.D.

There are 24 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 1164 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 Development and Estimation of a Latent Choice Multinomial Logit Model with Application to Contingent Valuation 2011 211 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 346 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 871 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 640 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...
Exit Discrimination in Major League Baseball: 1990-2004 2008 377 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 824 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...
Green Vs. Green: Measuring the Compensation Required to Site Electrical Generation Windmills In a Viewshed 2008 315 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...
Locating Hazardous Waste Facilities: The Influence of NIMBY Beliefs 1994 1942 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 446 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...
Nepotism or Family Tradition? A Study of NASCAR Drivers 2008 488 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 1857 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 32 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 383 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 6445 Abstract not available
Retail competition in electricity supply—Survey results in North Carolina 2012 64 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 987 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 442 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 515 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 420 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 99 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 200 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 627 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 ...
The Willingness To Pay to Remove Billboards and Improve Scenic Amenities 2007 314 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...