Flood Prone Risk and Amenity Values: A Spatial Hedonic Analysis

19 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2010


This study examines the impact of flood-hazard zone location on residential property prices. The study utilises data from over 2000 private residential property sales occurred during 2006 in North Shore City, New Zealand. A spatial autoregressive hedonic model is developed to provide efficient estimates of the marginal effect of flood prone risks on property prices. Results suggest that the sale price of a residential property within a flood prone area is lower than an equivalent property outside the flood prone area. The flood plain location discount is reduced by the release of public information regarding flood risk.

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Samarasinghe, Oshadhi and Sharp, Basil, Flood Prone Risk and Amenity Values: A Spatial Hedonic Analysis. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Vol. 54, No. 4, pp. 457-475, October 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1684821 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8489.2009.00483.x

Oshadhi Samarasinghe (Contact Author)

Landcare Research

Private Bag 92170 Auckland Mail Centre
Aukland, 1142
New Zealand

Basil Sharp

University of Auckland ( email )

Private Bag 92019
Tamaki, room: 723.322
New Zealand
64-9-373-7599 extn: 8759 (Phone)

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