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Is local and organic produce less satiating? Some evidence from a field experiment

Franceschinis, Cristiano; Scarpa, Riccardo; Rossetto, Luca; Thiene, Mara


Cristiano Franceschinis

Luca Rossetto

Mara Thiene


We investigate consumers’ preferences towards local and organic food via a framed field experiment involving revealed multiple discrete–continuous choices. Participants were endowed with a cash amount as a budget to purchase any desired quantity of different products. We modelled choices via the multiple discrete–continuous nested extreme value model. Central to our investigation is the test of the hypothesis of the constant effect of attitudes across consumption doses, which is normally an assumption invoked a priori and without testing in discrete choice analyses. Our results support the hypothesis and reveal a strong preference towards organic and local products, associated with both the highest baseline utility and the lowest satiation effect.


Franceschinis, C., Scarpa, R., Rossetto, L., & Thiene, M. (2022). Is local and organic produce less satiating? Some evidence from a field experiment. European Review of Agricultural Economics, 49(5), 1146-1178.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 15, 2022
Online Publication Date Jul 11, 2022
Publication Date 2022-12
Deposit Date Jun 6, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jul 12, 2024
Journal European Review of Agricultural Economics
Print ISSN 0165-1587
Electronic ISSN 1464-3618
Publisher Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 49
Issue 5
Pages 1146-1178
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