A Critical Review of Literature on the Hedonic Price Model
International Journal for Housing Science and Its Applications 27 (2), 145-165, 2003
18 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2012 Last revised: 9 May 2016
Date Written: June 12, 2002
The hedonic price model, derived from Lancaster’s (1966) consumer theory and Rosen’s theoretical (1974) model, has been used extensively in the scientific investigation of various aspects of housing markets. This paper reviews the literature on the application of the hedonic price model. Theoretical background, major empirical issues, inherent limitations, and advantages are discussed. The applicability of the model to the housing market is critically examined. Previous empirical studies of the effects of locational, structural, and neighbourhood-related housing attributes on property prices are identified and reviewed. A list of common housing attributes used in the estimation of the hedonic price models and their effects on housing prices are identified. Although the set of prices influencing characteristics is different across different markets, and the variables included in the hedonic price model are also constrained by the availability of data, this list should serve as a useful basic checklist for the application of the hedonic price model in different markets.
Keywords: Hedonic Price Model, Housing Attributes, Locational Attributes, Structural Attributes, Neighbourhood Attributes
JEL Classification: B49, R20
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