Public Preferences for Program Tradeoffs: Community Values for Budget Priorities

22 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2004

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Glenn C. Blomquist

University of Kentucky - Department of Economics

Michael A. Newsome

Marshall University - Lewis College of Business

D. Brad Stone

Government of the State of Kentucky - Kentucky Division of Waste Management

Abstract

A growing literature concerns techniques to improve community-based reforms and citizen-centered governance in order to reinforce the trust in democratic government. We analyze a contingent choice technique that systematically collects information about individual citizens' relative values of a set of state public programs. Individual citizens are asked to allocate a fixed increment of public funds. Individuals reveal their marginal willingness to trade off (MWTTO) additions in one program for additions in another. MWTTO values provide program rankings and information concerning the relative strength of citizen preferences. An example of a contingent choice survey is described.

Suggested Citation

Blomquist, Glenn C. and Newsome, Michael A. and Stone, D. Brad, Public Preferences for Program Tradeoffs: Community Values for Budget Priorities. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=513818

Glenn C. Blomquist (Contact Author)

University of Kentucky - Department of Economics ( email )

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Michael A. Newsome

Marshall University - Lewis College of Business ( email )

Division of Finance and Economics
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D. Brad Stone

Government of the State of Kentucky - Kentucky Division of Waste Management ( email )

Program Planning and Administration Branch
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Frankfort, KY 40601
United States
502-564-6716 (Phone)

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