The effects of prior beliefs and learning on consumers’ acceptance of genetically modified foods

dc.contributor.author Huffman, Wallace
dc.contributor.author Rousu, Matthew
dc.contributor.author Huffman, Wallace
dc.contributor.author Shogren, Jason
dc.contributor.author Tegene, Abebayehu
dc.contributor.department Economics
dc.date 2018-02-18T01:50:49.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:06:32Z
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dc.date.issued 2007-05-01
dc.description.abstract <p>New food products using genetically modified crops appeared in U.S. supermarkets starting in 1996, and consumers’ perceived some risks. This paper examines the role of consumers prior beliefs about genetic modification and of diverse, new information on their willingness to pay for foods that might be genetically modified. We use data from economics experiments and show that participants who had informed prior beliefs discounted GM-labeled food products more highly than those who had uninformed prior beliefs. Uninformed participants were especially susceptible to information from interested and third parties. In contrast, informed participants were generally not affected significantly by new information.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is from <em>Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization </em>63 (2007): 193, doi: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2005.04.019" id="x-ddDoi">10.1016/j.jebo.2005.04.019</a>.</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.1016/j.jebo.2005.04.019
dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural and Resource Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Behavioral Economics
dc.subject.disciplines International Economics
dc.subject.keywords Laboratory experiments
dc.subject.keywords nth-Price auction
dc.subject.keywords Food labels
dc.subject.keywords Diverse information
dc.subject.keywords Learning
dc.subject.keywords Prior beliefs
dc.subject.keywords Consumers
dc.subject.keywords Willingness to pay
dc.title The effects of prior beliefs and learning on consumers’ acceptance of genetically modified foods
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