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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Taboo trade-off aversion: a discrete choice model and empirical analysis (Forthcoming/Available Online)
Authors: Chorus, Caspar
Pudane, Baiba
Mouter, Niek
Campbell, Danny
Issue Date: 4-Oct-2017
Citation: Chorus C, Pudane B, Mouter N & Campbell D (2017) Taboo trade-off aversion: a discrete choice model and empirical analysis (Forthcoming/Available Online), Journal of Choice Modelling.
Abstract: An influential body of literature in moral psychology suggests that decision makers consider trade-offs morally problematic, or taboo, when the attributes traded off against each other belong to different ‘spheres’, such as friendship versus market transactions. This study is the first to model and empirically explore taboo trade-off aversion in a discrete choice context. To capture possible taboo trade-off aversion, we propose to extend the conventional linear in parameters logit model by including penalties for taboo trade-offs. Using this model, we then explore the presence (and size) of taboo trade-off aversion in a data set specifically collected for this purpose. Results, based on estimation of a variety of (Mixed) Logit models with and without taboo trade-off penalties, suggest that there is indeed a significant and sizeable taboo trade-off aversion underlying choice behaviour of respondents.
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1755534517300684
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jocm.2017.09.002
Rights: © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-ncnd/4.0/).

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