Design of Stated Preference Surveys: Is There More to Learn from Behavioral Economics?

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We discuss the design of stated preference (SP) surveys in light of findings in behavioral economics such as context dependence of preferences, learning, and differences between revealed and normative preferences. More specifically, we discuss four different areas: (1) revealed and normative preferences, (2) learning and constructed preferences, (3) context dependence, and (4) hypothetical bias. We argue that SP methods would benefit from adapting to some of the findings in behavioral economics, but also that behavioral economics may gain insights from studying SP methods.


  • F Carlsson
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  • Earth and Related Environmental Sciences


  • Stated preferences, Behavioral economics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-177
JournalEnvironmental and Resource Economics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes