Environmental Valuation Using Cross-City Hedonic Methods

37 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2004

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Matthew E. Kahn

University of Southern California; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: June 2004


Hedonics is a leading revealed preference method for valuing nonmarket local public goods such as environmental quality. Using hedonic methods, numerous cross-city studies have been conducted pricing all sorts of nonmarket environmental attributes ranging from air pollution, to open space, to earthquake risk. Rather than reviewing this enormous literature, this chapter focuses on identifying exciting potential future avenues for hedonic research.

Keywords: Hedonics, environment, urban quality of life

JEL Classification: R1

Suggested Citation

Kahn, Matthew E., Environmental Valuation Using Cross-City Hedonic Methods (June 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=556739 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.556739

Matthew E. Kahn (Contact Author)

University of Southern California ( email )

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