Skip to main content

An efficiency approach to choice set formation: theory and application to recreational destination choice

Buy Article:

$47.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

An unresolved debate in behavioural choice research surrounds specifying individual choice sets. To overcome the limitations of deterministic and probabilistic approaches in a framework consistent with individual optimizing behaviour, this study develops an efficient frontiers approach to the choice set problem in the context of revealed preference destination choice. Stochastic frontier models relating costly inputs to utility generating outputs are estimated to measure the efficiency of sites; choice sets are then formed by retaining sites that exceed alternative efficiency thresholds. Choice set composition, site choice efficiency and probability of selection and consumer surplus are evaluated in the case of fishery site choice in Maine.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Economics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816-1400 2: Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virgina, USA

Publication date: 01 February 2010

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more