References

Articles written by EEPSEA resource persons or staff relevant for EEPSEA researchers.

Measuring risk aversion among the urban poor in Kolkata, India

We examine risk preferences in an urban setting in a low-income developing country with nonstudent subjects by adapting the experimental approach of Holt and Laury (2002) (HL). We conducted 22 group experiments with 404 participants and used in-kind payoffs. The average respondent was ‘risk-averse’ (the midpoint of Constant Relative…

Setting Priorities, Targeting Subsidies among Water, Sanitation, and Preventive Health Interventions in Developing Countries

The paper challenges the conventional wisdom that water and sanitation improvements and other preventive health interventions are always a wise economic investment. Costs and benefits are presented for six water, sanitation, and health pro-grams—handwashing, sanitation, point-of-use filtration and chlorination, insecticide-treated bed nets, and cholera vaccination. Model parameters are specified…

Giving Stated Preference Respondents “Time to Think”: Results From Four Countries

Previous studies have found that contingent valuation (CV) respondents who are given overnight to reflect on a CV scenario have 30–40% lower average willingness-to-pay (WTP) than respondents who are interviewed in a single session. This “time to think” (TTT) effect could explain much of the gap between real and…

Estimation of Water Demand in Developing Countries: An Overview

A better understanding of household water use in developing countries is necessary to manage and expand water systems more effectively. Several meta-analyzes have examined the determinants of household water demand in industrialized countries, but little effort has been made to synthesize the growing body of literature evaluating household water…

What Have We Learned from 20 Years of Stated Preference Research in Less-Developed Countries?

Over the past two decades,hundreds of stated preference studies have been conducted in less-developed countries.This article examines wha thas been learned on the methodological front from stated preference research,and it summarizes the empirical evidence from stated preference studies about household preferences in less-developed countries.
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