Valuation Using Multiple Price List Formats
CEBR Discussion Paper No. 2005-11
15 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2005
We examine the properties of a popular method for elicitation of valuations from experimental subjects, the multiple price list format. The main advantages of this format are that it is relatively transparent to subjects and provides simple incentives for truthful revelation. The main disadvantages are that it only elicits interval responses, and could be susceptible to framing effects. We consider extensions to address and evaluate these concerns in the context of eliciting willingness to pay for products. We conclude that the multiple price list is susceptible to some concerns, but these effects can be amended by experimental design.
Keywords: Multiple price lists, homegrown values, experiments
JEL Classification: D12, C91
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