by Bruno Wichmann, department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Alberta
Fall career fair
Employers recruit for full/part-time post-graduation jobs as well as internships, co-ops and volunteer opportunities. Free for SUNY Oswego students. 315-312-2255.
Location: Swetman Gymnasium, Marano Campus Center
Wednesday, Oct 18, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Ke-Nekt Concert: Nancy Ambrose King
Hailed by American Record Guide as "marvelously evocative, full of character, sultry and seductive, with a soft-spoken utterly supple tone," oboist Nancy Ambrose King has appeared as soloist with the St. Petersburg and Janacek Philharmonic, Prague and Tokyo Chamber Orchestra and performed recitals at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. King will be joined by Symphoria principal flutists Xue Su, performing Sonata Op. 47 by Milhaud and Saint-Saens’ Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs. Pre-concert talk begins 7 p.m. $15 ($5 SUNY Oswego students). Parking is included in the cost of the ticket, and is available in the employee lots adjacent to and across Washington Boulevard from Sheldon Hall. tickets.oswego.edu. 315-312-2141.
Location: Ballroom, Sheldon Hall
Wednesday, Oct 18, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Swimming & Diving vs. RIT
No admission fee.
Location: Laker Hall Pool, 2761 Co Rte 7, Oswego, NY 13126, USA
Wednesday, Oct 18, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. New Paltz
Location: Laker Turf Stadium
Friday, Oct 20, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct 16, 11:09 p.m. - 11:09 p.m.
Stated Preference (SP) valuation is often the only available approach to estimation of non-market values. Among SP elicitation formats, dichotomous choice has the potential to have important incentive compatibility properties and is therefore commonly used. This paper shows that yes/no responses are not independent when non-market values are influenced by social networks. However, the empirical literature has yet to attempt estimation of non-market values explicitly accommodating network effects. We investigate the statistical properties of estimates of mean willingness to pay obtained through standard econometric approaches that ignore social networks. Monte Carlo experiments using different types of simulated and real world social networks indicate that failure to account for network effects leads to underestimation of non-market values. We also show that spatial econometric models can be adapted to estimate non-market values when responses are socially connected.
A copy of this paper is available here.