Estimating the Impact of Landfill Proximity on the Value of Real Estate Goods
AbstractA part of the net benefit from goods consumption is determined by their environmental characteristics. The size of the benefit depends on the properties of the goods, but also on how these are perceived by consumers. Therefore estimating environmental benefits allows, on the one hand, environment’s monetization, and on the other hand to formulate opinions about awareness regarding environmental issues and their impact on individual wellbeing. Departing from these facts, the paper aims to measure the environmental benefits of a real estate goods consumer, realizing an estimation of incompliant landfills (ICL) proximity’s impact on the value of these goods. For estimation, it was used the method of hedonic pricing and were processed regarding Bucharest periphery. Providing quantitative information regarding the importance of ecological criteria in the procurement of real estate goods, verification of the relevance of available estimations for Romania and the identification of the model that explains the impact of ICL on the value of real estate goods are the main contribution brought to knowledge development. In fact, the results obtained are aligned with the results of similar assessments made in Europe, indicating that 31,2% of the variation of real estate goods’ value is determined by the proximity of landfil. Studies regarding the relation between the size of variation and the development level could contribute to increase the relevance of these results for other regions of Romania.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania in its journal The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal.
Volume (Year): 14 (2012)
Issue (Month): 31 (February)
environmental benefits; hedonic prices; landfill; real estate goods; Bucharest periphery;
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- Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
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