Capitalising the Value of Free Schools: The Impact of Supply Characteristics and Uncertainty
AbstractThis paper explores the sources and impact of variations of a given school quality at either primary or secondary level as capitalised into the price of houses. The results provide new evidence on the complex and subtle ways in which housing markets capitalise the value of local public goods such as school quality and suggest that this is highly nonlinear. We expect variation in the capitalised price according to the elasticity of supply of 'school quality' in the local market, the certainty with which that quality can be expected to be maintained and the suitability of the dwelling to accommodate children. Copyright 2004 Royal Economic Society.
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Volume (Year): 114 (2004)
Issue (Month): 499 (November)
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- P. C. Cheshire & Stephen Charles Sheppard, 2004. "Capitalising the value of free schools : the impact of supply characteristics and uncertainty," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 567, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
- Paul Cheshire & Stephen Sheppard, 2004. "Capitalising the Value of Free Schools: The Impact of Supply Characteristics and Uncertainty," Department of Economics Working Papers 2004-17, Department of Economics, Williams College.
- D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
- H4 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods
- I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
- R5 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis
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