Heterogeneous Preferences Regarding Global Climate Change

David F. Layton, Gardner Brown
2000 Review of Economics and Statistics  
We examine the structure of preferences for mitigating impacts of global climate change that will not occur during the lifetimes of most who are alive today. Because no market data exist for such distant markets, a statedpreference approach is used. The analysis is based on the random-parameters logit model, and the results indicate substantial heterogeneity in respondent preferences, that mean willingness to pay is a significant and increasing function of the scope of the impact, and,
more » ... pact, and, provocatively, that respondents have the same preferences over the two very different time horizons that we consider.
doi:10.1162/003465300559091 fatcat:cpl754e5rrdihpcd7j23madwfi