Inferred vs. stated attribute non-attendance in choice experiments: a study of doctors' prescription behaviour

Hole, Arne Risa, Kolstad, Julie Riise and Gyrd-Hansen, Dorte (2013) Inferred vs. stated attribute non-attendance in choice experiments: a study of doctors' prescription behaviour. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 96 21-31. doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2013.09.009


Author Hole, Arne Risa
Kolstad, Julie Riise
Gyrd-Hansen, Dorte
Title Inferred vs. stated attribute non-attendance in choice experiments: a study of doctors' prescription behaviour
Journal name Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0167-2681
Publication date 2013-12
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jebo.2013.09.009
Open Access Status
Volume 96
Start page 21
End page 31
Total pages 11
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 1407 Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
2002 Cultural Studies
Abstract It is increasingly recognised that respondents to choice experiments employ heuristics such as attribute non-attendance (ANA) to simplify the choice tasks. This paper develops an econometric model which incorporates preference heterogeneity among respondents and allows the probability of non-attendance to depend on the respondents' stated non-attendance. We find evidence that stated ANA is a useful indicator of the prevalence of non-attendance in the data. Contrary to previous papers in the literature we find that estimates of marginal rates of substitution derived from models which account for ANA are similar to the standard logit estimates.
Keyword Attribute non-attendance
Choice experiment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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