Testing for Non-Response And Sample Selection Bias in Contingent Valuation: Analysis of a Combination Phone/Mail Survey

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Peter Groothuis Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: 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 estimates.

Additional Information

Publication
Whitehead, J.C., Groothuis, P.A., and Blomquist, G.C. (1993) Testing for Nonresponse and Sample Selection Bias in Contingent Valuation: Analysis of a Combination Phone/Mail Survey, Economics Letters, 41(2): 215-230. Published by Elsevier (ISSN: 0165-1765).
Language: English
Date: 1993