The residuals uki are assumed to be K-variate normal with zero average and a covariance matrix τ. Still others combine closed and open questions. Yet we do not find any difference between shopping and convenience goods, prompting us to posit that the hypothetical bias might not be affected by moderate search effort; rather, only products demanding strong search effort increase the hypothetical bias. The first-level model regresses αki on ESi with an indicator variable Zlki, which equals 1 if ESli estimates αki and 0 otherwise, according to the following linear model: The first-level errors ei are assumed to be multivariate normal in their distribution, such that ei~N(0, Vi), where Vi is a Ki × Ki covariance matrix for study i, or the multivariate extension of the V-known model for the meta-regression. The application of Willingness To Pay (WTP) measurement with Contingent Valuation Method (CVM) to medical services is gradually increasing. Experimental evidence on the existence of hypothetical bias in value elicitation methods. Burnham, K. P., & Anderson, D. R. (2004). This kind of question (same question text as the open-ended willingness-to-pay) asks respondents how much they’d be willing to pay for your product/service, then presents a set of possible answer options. Model-free evidence gathered from the moderators that reflect the research design also supports H5, in that the mean for between-subject designs is lower (0.1800) than that for within-subject designs (0.2798). Dolan, R. J., & Simon, H. (1996). Consumers’ willingness to pay (WTP) is highly relevant to managers and academics, and the various direct and indirect methods used to measure it vary in their accuracy, defined as how closely the hypothetically measured WTP (HWTP) matches consumers’ real WTP (RWTP). American Economic Review, 100(4), 1556–1571. They even might consider this additional budget like a coupon, which they add to their original RWTP. 2006) and has not previously been revealed in meta-analyses (Carson et al. Interview. 8 0 obj Statistics in Medicine, 18(20), 2693–2708. For low-priced products, this constraint should have little influence on the hypothetical bias, because the RWTP likely falls within this budget. 37–60). The Willingness To Pay method (WTP) is a contingent evaluation requiring respondents to imagine a market for a program or health benefit and to reveal the maximum that they would be willing to pay for that program or benefit. Hence, it would be a natural option to use an effect measure representing proportionate changes, instead of additive changes, when deriving empirical generalizations on marketing subjects like response effects to mailing campaigns. In addition, as studies may have used alternate experimental designs, different standard deviations could be used across studies, leading to standardized mean differences that are not directly comparable (Morris and DeShon 2002). Psychological Assessment, 6(4), 284–290. On average, the hypothetical bias is about 21%. This week, we'll show you two ways to measure willingness to pay: surveys and conjoint analysis. Some economic researchers see willingness to pay as the reservation price – the limit on the price of a … In contrast, for specialty goods, the overestimation increases to 28% for direct and to 40% for indirect measures. It equals “none” if the method was not introduced, “explanation” if the method and its characteristics were explained, “training” if mock auctions or questions designed to understand the mechanism occurred before the focal auction took place or questions were asked, and “not mentioned” if the study does not indicate whether the method was introduced. @��͇���I��/�V�%y-����N�D�e�g��k�U�ڗ����w7�Lf�v1����>{s������ٛ�b�t]���?~=��r�X�N�fڭ.�˧g�p��t��b�NV�nr���N����g���ܽ�:�3鯛�l����u�K7]�w�?�������� �vw���x��z��~�_���~��c���o��7m���y޿N'���+�-ҕ%[�V��F��̝p�Xw6��e���{���S�������+�������@-����/��w˛w��H"�v�� �Qw2�],��j1�,��7���ΛY�o�[�3Į'm3]\���z��v�/�[4�`�sky���x�� ?,����i�@���zs���i����p�;�0���Է�r��K�������b�ϰ�o��,)Y�v����ˆL�(@�!��|��[�d���}Ih�5��8������.���(η\eD�נL��/�ޟ� �� n�^�2��_���V��$�R��-LF&�|;�j?ݎ����'�u�/��h?��y� 8�'X�$�QX�fʞ�8oG�m�Zu�H@�n��xu�G��A�],��'�+I��B�؞iy��U?e^�����l�Q��K�jМ/6)fks�X�K.�9Ǿ��x����}\���z��� �3��Hl)���3��; �'��B�X��5 /�#>�x��q�#���Ֆ�^���ṍܟu� �o03T��T$����麙]�j9H��]N/�����*�ԗ �e (2005) propose to randomly choose one of the selected alternatives and make that choice binding. 2013). One of the criticisms of meta-analyses is the risk of publication bias, such that all the included ESs would reflect the non-random sampling procedure. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 47(5), 840. Ockenfels, A., & Roth, A. E. (2006). Value has a significant, positive effect at the 10% level (β = 0.0002, Exp(β) = 1.0002, SE = 0.0001, p = 0.0656), in weak support of H2. Overall then, measuring HWTP with direct or indirect methods could evoke the hypothetical bias, and extant evidence is mixed (e.g. Borenstein, M., Hedges, L. V., Higgins, J. P. T., & Rothstein, H. R. (2009). (2013) in turn show that the hypothetical bias decreases as people gain means to assess a product’s utility, and in a parallel finding, Sichtmann et al. This is in contrast to willingness to pay (WTP), which is the maximum amount of money a consumer (a buyer) is willing to sacrifice to purchase a good/service or avoid something undesirable. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. That is, we took all significant moderators from the full model and tested, for each significant moderator, all possible interactions. Type of measurement HWTP still has a significant effect (5% level) on the hypothetical bias. In that sense, the results of indirect measures indicate stable preferences, but they do not accurately reflect the participants’ actual valuation. However, they focus on public goods and their results are of limited use for marketing. Combining effect size estimates in meta-analysis with repeated measures and independent-groups designs. 2005; Edeling and Fischer 2016; Edeling and Himme 2018). The greater ability to assess the product’s utility reduces the hypothetical bias (Hofstetter et al. Does laboratory trading mirror behavior in real world markets? Finally, we ran analyses in which we iteratively excluded moderators until all remaining moderators were significant at the 5% level. Moreover, we conducted a cross-reference search to find other studies. Finally, we include region. Power pricing: how managing price transforms the bottom line. In C. R. Plott & V. L. Smith (Eds. Irrationals Verhalten. Comparing contingent valuation method, choice experiments and experimental auctions in soliciting consumer preference for maize in Western Kenya: Preliminary results (Presentation at the African Econometric Society 10th annual conference on econometric modeling in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya). This meta-analysis suggests several directions for further research, some of which are based on the limitations of our meta-analysis. 1994) for which the ESs (0.9079; 0.9582) exceeded the upper whisker, defined as the 75% quantile plus 1.5 times the box length. Because indirect methods do not prompt participants to state their HWTP directly, strategic answering may be less likely. 1996). To detect outliers in the data, we checked for extreme ESs using the boxplot (see Web Appendix D, Figure WA2). In our results related to H2, the p value of the value moderator is slightly greater than 5% in the full model, such that the hypothetical bias appears greater for more valuable products in percentage terms, though the effect is relatively small. European Journal of Operational Research, 219(2), 368–378. 2011), that extend beyond the product or study level moderators as examined in our meta-regressions. Third, the distribution of the natural logarithm of response ratios is approximately normally distributed (Hedges et al. (2011). The base scenario depicted in Fig. We also acknowledge the potential influence of other factors on the accuracy of WTP measures (Hofstetter et al. �� �o$ĵ�6q��sH��w��@��fkynn�!&�po��w*a�R&��������Q��@�Vo$N^��/p�{5�k}����Z��l�(���������yn�>(�����q��a�6Ɍ�{ Various studies specify the accuracy of one or more direct or indirect methods by comparing HWTP with RWTP. Cohen, J., Cohen, P., West, S. G., & Aiken, L. S. (2003). Second, participants providing indirect measure responses might focus less on the absolute values of an attribute and more on relative values (Drolet et al. In accordance with Miller et al. Hair J.F. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Breidert, Christoph (2005) Estimation of willingness-to-pay. Marketing’s impact on firm value: Generalizations from a meta-analysis. Vega, L. A., Koike, F., & Suzuki, M. (2010). Measuring Customer Preferences As you learned in Week 1, understanding customer willingness to pay (WTP) is critical for effective pricing. Modeling markets; analyzing marketing phenomena and improving marketing decision making. (2006) similarly find such stronger effects for a within-subject design for a study comparing WTP and willingness to accept. Specifically, the response ratio is the mean outcome in an experimental group divided by that in a corresponding control group, such that it quantifies the percentage of variation between the experimental and control groups (Hedges et al. Journal of Marketing Research, 42(2), 141–156. Direct methods for measuring HWTP have some theoretical drawbacks compared to indirect methods. In case HWTP is measured with two different methods, the one with the lower hypothetical bias gives a more accurate estimate of participants’ RWTP, increasing the estimate’s validity. Brown, T. C., Ajzen, I., & Hrubes, D. (2003). New York, NY: Routledge. (2011), stronger consumer preferences lower the hypothetical bias. Existing meta-analyses (Carson et al. Not all direct measures of RWTP are theoretically incentive compatible. Kimenju, S. C., Morawetz, U. where the K ESs become the dependent variable. To reduce the risk of a publication bias, we extended our search to the Social Science Research Network, Research Papers in Economics, and the Researchgate network, and we checked for relevant dissertations whose results had not been published in journals. However, all methods that measure RWTP require a finished, sellable version of the product. 752–767). 2017). Land Economics, 72(1), 80–99. The absolute values of the price attribute are key determinants of WTP, so the hypothetical bias might increase if the design of the choice alternatives does not include correct price levels. Each option should seem like a … Consequently. Bolton, G. E., & Ockenfels, A. (2011) provide a numerical example. 2012). Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. Of the control variables, only student sample (β =  − 0.1134, Exp(β) = 0.8928, SE = 0.0446, p = 0.0110) and introduction of method for RWTP (training) (β = 0.1846, Exp(β) = 1.2027, SE = 0.0762, p = 0.0154) exert significant effects in the full model. With respect to the method for measuring HWTP, whether direct or indirect, across all the different models, we find strong support for H1b, which states that indirect methods overestimate HWTP more severely than direct methods. (2005) report HWTP ($11.68) values from an indirect method that overestimate RWTP ($94.48) by a factor of eight; we excluded it from our analyses. There are different approaches for dealing with stochastically dependent ESs, such as ignoring or avoiding dependence, or else modeling dependence stochastically or explicitly (Bijmolt and Pieters 2001; van den Noortgate et al. Generalized collinearity diagnostics. Every choice could be the binding one, so participants have an incentive to reveal their true preferences throughout the task. 2011), featuring arguments for the superiority of both method types. Because RWTP reflects consumers’ actual valuation of a product, it provides a clear benchmark for comparison with HWTP. International Journal of Research in Marketing, 26(2), 108–118. For example, in an English auction, the price increases until only one interested buyer is left, who eventually buys the product for the highest announced bid. Meta-analysis in marketing when studies contain multiple measurements. Participation fee and initial balance capture whether participants received money for showing up or for spending in the auction, respectively. 1984). ), Handbook of experimental economics results (Vol. measurement of consumers’ willingness-to-pay, both a linear cal culation as well as a curve fitting for the price param eter was conducted. When the differences stem from a comparison of a treatment and a control group, standardized mean differences (SMD) are appropriate measures (e.g. Statistics in Medicine, 21(4), 589–624. Including unpublished studies can address this concern; in our sample, 22 of 117 ESs come from unpublished studies, for an unpublished work proportion of 19%, which favorably compares with other meta-analyses pertaining to pricing, such as 10% in Tully and Winer (2014), 9% in Bijmolt et al. This important finding contradicts the prevailing opinion among academic researchers (Breidert et al. (2002). In addition, value, product type (specialty), and type of subject design exert significant influences. (2012). Hampshire, United Kingdom: Cengage Learning EMEA. First, on average, the hypothetical bias is 21%, and this study provides a reference point for the expected magnitude of the hypothetical bias. The open-ended questions method asks consumers directly how much they would be willing to pay for a certain good or service. Ariely, D., Loewenstein, G., & Prelec, D. (2006). The strategy and tactics of pricing: A guide to growing more profitably (6th ed.). Third, direct statements of HWTP are cognitively challenging, whereas methods that mimic realistic shopping experiences require less cognitive effort (Brown et al. Therefore, we first estimated separate models for each of the significant moderators from the full model, after dropping moderators due to multicollinearity until all moderators had a GVIF1/(2 ∗ df) < 2. Indirect methods for measuring HWTP also have some drawbacks that might influence the hypothetical bias. Therefore, the English auction is not theoretically incentive compatible, yet the mean RWTP obtained tend to be similar to those resulting from incentive-compatible methods (Kagel et al. The results in Table 4 reconfirm the support for H1b, because the type of measurement HWTP has a positive, significant effect (β = 0.0905, Exp(β) = 1.0947, SE = 0.0382, p = 0.0177), resulting in a multiplication factor of 1.0947. Thus, we excluded two of 117 observations, or less than 5% of the full sample, which is a reasonable range (Cohen et al. Theoretically then, eBay auctions are not incentive compatible either (Barrot et al. You'll see how one company, Adios Junk Mail, used surveys to better understand WTP. Therefore, we hypothesize: The hypothetical bias is least for convenience goods, greater for shopping goods, and greatest for specialty goods. Accordingly, we avoid rejecting the claim that methods for measuring HWTP work as well (or as poorly) for innovations as they do for existing products. Lusk, J. L., & Schroeder, T. C. (2004). Consumers’ willingness to pay (WTP) is highly relevant to managers and academics, and the various direct and indirect methods used to measure it vary in their accuracy, defined as how closely the hypothetically measured WTP (HWTP) matches consumers’ real WTP (RWTP). Environmental and Resource Economics, 20(3), 241–254. However, when measuring RWTP, budget constraints limit the amount that participants may contribute (Brown et al. Investigating those processes would foster the understanding of differences in the hypothetical bias between direct and indirect methods and between other experimental conditions. 2. We are especially interested in the moderator type of measurement HWTP, so we computed separate boxplots for the direct and indirect measures of HWTP and thereby identified one observation for each measurement type (indirect Kimenju et al. Yet Hensher (2010) criticizes the use of participation fees, noting that they can bias participants’ RWTP. 1964). � ��$���D �Kv�W� ��K w*I���2N�l�qTr袿z%��6�"� oQ��{%\�P��ܦx�D���Ŋ��4�Kwl�\�|���`�h� z�f���G�� @�"D2��c@��(�5]��ċ��|Ɍ�d����Ͼ�:�J�}����ùWb�S�G�`}�Ko2�4�92g�ye[��\ɕ����1�I���t�Ɇ�k���F���}/�J,eG�k�ɏ�y~�̐�9���dbޟ��F�v�'[O@����4�2��-L~6�����|��J����k�J1�Q�R�����wI�+�:9����gP~�=/��j�2���}yd��׷a��rP|Λ�w�K�aB���IXM3���-���&X�Ǐ8��΋B��^9��%,���la`4y�=���������w@��8���\q�ȉ�s��5YO|�4�#����D%$���aJWZ#�R��+�T���$������d�nE+�CE5h3|W��ia4^��O/� �s��H�g�;� ��n7�A��@>�0�9 Moreover, we use (the log of) the response ratios as the ES in our meta-analysis, which has not been done previously in marketing. Experimental methods: Between-subject and within subject designs. Leeflang, P.S.H., Wieringa, J.E., Bijmolt, T.H.A., & Pauwels, K.H. At that price, the consumer is indifferent to buying or not buying, because WTP reflects the product’s inherent value in monetary terms. 2016; Bijmolt et al. © 2020 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Bijmolt, T. H. A., & Pieters, R. G. M. (2001). (2011) show that higher product involvement reduces the hypothetical bias. We take a standard economic view of WTP (or reservation price) and define it as the maximum price a consumer is willing to pay for a given quantity of a product or a service (Wertenbroch and Skiera 2002). 2011), such that we anticipate substantial heterogeneity across extant studies. By showing that the type of a private good influences the hypothetical bias, we add to an understanding of the hypothetical bias in a marketing context that features private goods. In practice, different direct methods are available (Steiner and Hendus 2012), yet they rarely have been investigated in academic research. Simon (2018) takes a similar line, stating, “It doesn’t make sense to ask consumers directly for the utility or their WTP, as they aren’t able to give a direct and precise estimate. The research design also might influence the hypothetical bias (List and Gallet 2001; Murphy et al. If the stated WTP is less than the drawn price, she or he may not buy the product. Measuring utility by a single-response sequential method. When asked for their HWTP, personal budget constraints do not exert an effect, because the consumer does not actually have to pay any money. Two other moderators deal with RWTP measurement. This finding implies that the hypothetical bias is greater for products that demand extraordinary search effort, as we predicted in H3. In this case, the standard deviation depends on not only the scale range but also many other relevant factors, so the standard deviation should not be used to standardize the outcomes. Abraham and Hamilton 2018; Arts et al. A meta-analysis of hypothetical bias in stated preference valuation. Consumers in general overstate their WTP in hypothetical contexts, so providing a participation fee could decrease the hypothetical bias. Reservation price as a range: An incentive-compatible measurement approach. Three-level meta-analysis of dependent effect sizes. Contingent valuation and revealed preference methodologies: Comparing the estimates for quasi-public goods. The experiments in our meta-analysis span different countries and years, so we converted all values into U.S. dollars using the corresponding exchange rates. An empirical comparison of state-of-the-art approaches. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 118(1), 73–106. A widespread argument for the greater accuracy of indirect methods compared with direct methods asserts they mimic a natural shopping experience (Breidert et al. However, study participants might make their first decision more or less randomly. The descriptive statistics of product type suggest a higher mean ES for specialty goods (0.2911) than convenience (0.1954) or shopping (0.1399) goods, in accordance with H3. Becker, G. M., DeGroot, M. H., & Marschak, J. For participants it is harder to evaluate a specialty product’s utility than a convenience product’s utility; specialty goods often feature a higher degree of complexity or are less familiar to consumers than convenience goods. The role of the beneficiary in willingness to pay for socially responsible products: a meta-analysis. That is, higher product involvement likely reduces the need for intensive search effort. 1996; List and Gallet 2001; Murphy et al. We include this study in our meta-analysis as an example of a direct method. The first dimension in Table 1 distinguishes between hypothetical and real contexts, according to whether the measure includes a payment obligation or not. Any inconsistent codes were resolved through discussion between the two coders. First, asking consumers directly for their HWTP tends to prime them to focus on the price (Breidert et al. In economics, willingness to accept (WTA) is the minimum monetary amount that а person is willing to accept to sell a good or service, or to bear a negative externality, such as pollution. Direct measures usually include open questions, such as, “What is the maximum you would pay for this product?” Other methods use closed question formats (Völckner 2006) and require participants to state whether they would accept certain prices or not. We in turn propose several potential mechanisms that could produce this surprising finding. If consumers do not accept the last price of the last closed question, they must answer an open question about how much they would be willing to pay (Wertenbroch and Skiera 2002). Measuring preferences for really new products. Among the control variables, introduction of method for RWTP (training), introduction of method for RWTP (not mentioned), region, and peer reviewed have significant effects (5% level). Introduction A fundamental premise of economic science is that consumers have well-formed, stable preferences, an d that their choices reflect these preferences. We contacted authors of studies that did not report all relevant values and asked them for any further relevant studies they might have conducted. Willingness to pay, or WTP, is the most a consumer will spend on one unit of a good or service. The fourth category of moderators contains publication characteristics. (2001). For H3, we find no significant difference in the hypothetical bias between convenience and shopping goods, yet specialty goods evoke a significantly higher hypothetical bias than convenience goods (β = 0.1615, Exp(β) = 1.1753, SE = 0.0476, p < .0001). For three reasons, we run statistical analyses using the natural logarithm of the response ratio as the dependent variable. In their web appendix, Miller et al. The moderators excluded from the main models due to multicollinearity (product/service, type of experiment HWTP, offline/online RWTP, and discipline) do not show significant influences. Jonas Schmidt. 2005). Please refer to Web Appendix A for a more detailed discussion of the existing meta-analyses. Home-grown values and incentive compatible auction design. In turn, marketing researchers started to model dependence stochastically by applying multi-level regression models (e.g. 2013; Sichtmann et al. In addition, direct methods outperform indirect methods with regard to their accuracy. Shogren, J. F., Margolis, M., Koo, C., & List, J. Finally, as the competing H1a and H1b indicate, we do not expect a strong selection mechanism in research or publication processes that would favor significant or high (or low) ESs. In particular, the most widely used direct measures of RWTP are the Vickrey auction (Vickrey 1961) and the Becker-DeGroot-Marschak lottery (BDM) (Becker et al. This hypothetical bias depends on several factors, for which we formulated hypotheses (Table 5) and which we discuss subsequently. New York, NY: Springer. (2013). The resulting WTP indicates the highest price p that still fulfills the relationship. (2011). (2018). New York: The Free Press. Barrot, C., Albers, S., Skiera, B., & Schäfers, B. From the collected choices, it is possible to compute individual utilities for each presented attribute level and, by interpolation, each intermediate value. Carson, R. T., Flores, N. E., Martin, K. M., & Wright, J. L. (1996). 357–376). Wang, T., Venkatesh, R., & Chatterjee, R. (2007). A test with quality differentiated beef steaks. Because B2B products and services tend to be more complex, customers might prefer to identify product characteristics and to include them separately when determining their WTP in response to an indirect method. 1996; List and Gallet 2001; Murphy et al. Testing a product in advance reduces uncertainty about product performance, and our finding is in contrast with Hofstetter et al.’s (2013) evidence that higher uncertainty increases the hypothetical bias. Knowledge about a product's willingness-to-pay on behalf of its (potential) customers plays a crucial role in many areas of marketing management like pricing decisions or new product development. Still, practitioners largely continue to rely on direct survey methods, which tend to be easier to implement (Anderson et al. 1996; List and Gallet, 2001; Murphy et al. Methoden zur Messung individueller Zahlungsbereitschaften: Ein Überblick zum State of the Art. In contrast to modeling dependence stochastically, the covariances are not estimated but rather are calculated on the basis of the provided information. A classic categorization of consumer goods cites convenience, shopping, and specialty goods, depending on the amount of search and price comparison effort they require (Copeland 1923). In addition to the type of measurement, value of the product, product type, and type of subject design have a significant influence on the hypothetical bias. (2013). We checked whether a study underwent a peer review process (peer reviewed), reflected a marketing or economics research domain (discipline), how many citations it had on Google Scholar (citations), and in which year it was published (year). Third, the hypothetical bias depends on a variety of factors, including individual-level considerations (Hofstetter et al. By combining both levels, the resulting model is. Journal of Marketing Research, 44(2), 200–213. Thompson, S. G., & Sharp, S. J. A random nth-price auction. Validierung der Conjoint-Analyse zur Prognose von Preisreaktionen mithilfe realer Zahlungsbereitschaften. 1: Market data analysis. Journal of Marketing Research, 44(2), 214–223. Second, when asked directly, consumers might try to answer strategically if they suspect their answers might influence future retail prices (Jedidi and Jagpal 2009). First, studies can measure and compare several treatments or variants of a type of treatment against a common control. A., Marín-Martínez, F., & Sánchez-Meca, J. The moderator opportunity to test indicates whether participants could inspect the product in more detail before bidding. Rather than the SMD, we therefore use a response ratio to assess ES, because it depends on the group means only. Which response format reveals the truth about donations to a public good? In principle, indirect methods provide measures of HWTP, because the choices and other judgments expressed by the participants do not have any financial consequences. Every bidder has an incentive to bid up WTP (Rutström 1998), so an English auction reveals all bidders’ WTP, except for the winner’s, who stops bidding after the last competitor leaves. between-subject designs), thus a stronger downward adjustment of HWTP values is necessary to reflect consumers’ RWTP. (2012). A review of methods for measuring willingness-to-pay. This would enable the development of new adaptions minimizing the hypothetical bias. This makes willingness to pay a crucial factor when finding the best price to sell a product at, for both the seller and buyer. Hofstetter, R., Miller, K. M., Krohmer, H., & Zhang, Z. J. 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