Noise Expectation and House Prices

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Andreas Mense

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Konstantin A. Kholodilin

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Date Written: September 1, 2012


In this paper, we examine the effects of an airport expansion on the prices of houses and flats located under the planned flight corridors. We focus on the role of expectations about the exposure to noise and find that proximity to the planned corridors significantly reduces real estate prices in the affected areas, by around 41% to 60%, depending on the sample. Hereby, the various plans of expanding Berlin-Brandenburg Inter- national airport are used as a source of exogenous variation.

Keywords: airport noise, housing prices, price expectations, quasi-experiment, spatial effects

JEL Classification: C21, L93, R31

Suggested Citation

Mense, Andreas and Kholodilin, Konstantin A., Noise Expectation and House Prices (September 1, 2012). DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1244. Available at SSRN: or

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German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) ( email )

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