题目：Impacts of Information about COVID-19 on Pig Farmers’ Production Willingness: Evidence from China
内容摘要：This paper examines the impacts of information about COVID-19 on pig farmers' production willingness and behaviors through conducting field experiments in 2020 and 2021 in China. Our results show that, farmers were less willing to scale up production when they received information about COVID-19 in both years. Specifically, the information in 2020 that the second wave of COVID-19 might occur without a vaccine reduced farmers' willingness to scale up by 13.4%, while the information in 2021 that COVID-19 might continue to spread despite the introduction of vaccine reduced farmers' willingness by 4.4%. Such effects should be attributed to the reminding effect of information - farmers whose productions were actually affected by COVID-19 were much less willing to scale up given the access to information regarding COVID-19. In addition, follow-up surveys indicate that farmers’ actual production behaviors could be predicted by their production willingness.
专家简介：毛磊，中央财经大学保险学院副教授，博士毕业于法国国家科研中心-里昂二大合属的著名经济学实验室GATE。主要研究领域为劳动经济学、实验经济学、行为经济学、激励理论，已在Experimental Economics，Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization等经济学国际期刊发表系列论文，出版有专著《面子和风险态度的经济学分析》，并主持国家自然科学基金等项目。