|Title:||Can Defaults Save the Climate? Evidence from a Field Experiment on Carbon Offsetting Programs||Authors:||Arana, Jorge E.
León González, Carmelo Javier
|Keywords:||Choice Contingent Valuation
Economics, et al
|Issue Date:||2013||Publisher:||0924-6460||Journal:||Environmental and Resource Economics||Abstract:||Individual preferences for environmental policies can be influenced by the frame in which choices and decisions are presented. In this paper we present results of a field experiment on the contributions to carbon offsetting programs under two alternative treatments for the default option. The opt-in treatment asked subjects to pay for the policy proposal while the opt-out treatment asked subjects if they wanted to be excluded from payment for the policy proposal. The results show that the frame of the default option had a significant effect on the amount of money paid for the policy proposal. Subjects were more likely to accept the policy proposal if the default option was the opt-out treatment. The results have implications for the design of environmental policies.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10553/51139||ISSN:||0924-6460||DOI:||10.1007/s10640-012-9615-x||Source:||Environmental & Resource Economics[ISSN 0924-6460],v. 54 (4), p. 613-626|
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