Tough and easy choices: testing the influence of utility difference on stated certainty-in-choice in choice experiments

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Tough and easy choices : testing the influence of utility difference on stated certainty-in-choice in choice experiments. / Olsen, Søren Bøye; Lundhede, Thomas; Jacobsen, Jette Bredahl; Thorsen, Bo Jellesmark.

I: Environmental and Resource Economics, Bind 49, Nr. 4, 2011, s. 491-510.

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Olsen, SB, Lundhede, T, Jacobsen, JB & Thorsen, BJ 2011, 'Tough and easy choices: testing the influence of utility difference on stated certainty-in-choice in choice experiments', Environmental and Resource Economics, bind 49, nr. 4, s. 491-510. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10640-010-9443-9

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Olsen, S. B., Lundhede, T., Jacobsen, J. B., & Thorsen, B. J. (2011). Tough and easy choices: testing the influence of utility difference on stated certainty-in-choice in choice experiments. Environmental and Resource Economics, 49(4), 491-510. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10640-010-9443-9

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Olsen SB, Lundhede T, Jacobsen JB, Thorsen BJ. Tough and easy choices: testing the influence of utility difference on stated certainty-in-choice in choice experiments. Environmental and Resource Economics. 2011;49(4):491-510. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10640-010-9443-9

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Olsen, Søren Bøye ; Lundhede, Thomas ; Jacobsen, Jette Bredahl ; Thorsen, Bo Jellesmark. / Tough and easy choices : testing the influence of utility difference on stated certainty-in-choice in choice experiments. I: Environmental and Resource Economics. 2011 ; Bind 49, Nr. 4. s. 491-510.

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