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Assessing Informational Impacts on Consumer Willingness to Pay for Eggs from Animal Welfare Enhanced Production Systems using Discrete Choice Experiment

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dc.contributor.advisor Cao, Ying (Jessica)
dc.contributor.advisor Cranfield, John
dc.contributor.author Chen, Chen
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-29T15:30:25Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-29T15:30:25Z
dc.date.copyright 2017-05
dc.date.created 2017-05-03
dc.date.issued 2017-05-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/10494
dc.description.abstract This study investigated whether consumer preferences for eggs from enhanced animal welfare production systems are heterogeneous, and whether consumers’ responses to information would depend on consumers’ purchase experiences and initial perceptions. Using choice experiment data and the conditional logit model, results showed that consumers’ WTP for eggs from alternative housing systems reflects consumer heterogeneity. In comparison with inexperienced consumers, experienced consumers were willing to pay more for cage-free systems. In addition, information impacts depended on consumers’ purchase experiences and perceptions of animal welfare. Inexperienced consumers were more responsive to information about housing systems. When confronted with information, inexperienced consumers with higher animal welfare concern tend to increase their valuation for eggs from enriched cage and free-range system, but decrease their valuation for eggs from free-run system. Experienced consumers, however, tend to hold the same preferences with or without the presence of information. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Assessing Informational Impacts on Consumer Willingness to Pay for Eggs from Animal Welfare Enhanced Production Systems using Discrete Choice Experiment en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics en_US
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