Title Choosing not to choose: A meta-analysis of status quo effects in environmental valuations using choice experiments
Authors BARREIRO HURLE, JESÚS, ESPINOSA GODED, MARÍA PILAR, Miguel Martinez-Paz, Jose, Perni, Angel, ESPINOSA GODED, MARÍA PILAR, BARREIRO HURLE, JESÚS
External publication No
Means Econ. Agrar. Recu. Nat.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
SJR Quartile 3
SJR Impact 0.15900
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85050156673&doi=10.7201%2fearn.2018.01.04&partnerID=40&md5=42cb712198e6973e422c3622e1498c6c
Publication date 01/01/2018
ISI 000436950800004
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85050156673
DOI 10.7201/earn.2018.01.04
Abstract Discrete choice experiments (DCE) normally include in their choice sets an option described as the status quo (i.e. no change to current situation; SQ). The literature has identified Status Quo Effect (SQE) as the systematic preference of the SQ over the alternatives that propose changes over and beyond what can be captured by the variation of attributes' levels. In this paper, we conduct a meta-analysis of DCE applied in environmental policy to identify potential drivers of SQE. We find that accounting for heterogeneity in the econometric analysis, excluding protest responses and easing the choice's cognitive burden reduce the presence of SQE.
Keywords Meta-analysis; choice experiments; status quo effect in environmental valuations
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