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Do Property Values Rebound from Environmental Stigmas? Evidence from Dallas

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  • Larry Dale
  • James C. Murdoch
  • Mark A. Thayer
  • Paul A. Waddell

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The Dallas area housing market is examined before, during, and after the closure and cleanup of a 50-year-old lead smelter west of downtown Dallas, using a pooled time series and cross-sectional data set that covered all single family homes sold through the multiple-listing service from 1979 through 1995-over 200,000 observations. Consistent with the existing literature, property values around the smelter were lower before the cleanup. However, after the cleanup, the prices consistently rebounded across all neighborhood types, although the areas that were nearest and poorest did so more slowly.

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Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Land Economics.

Volume (Year): 75 (1999)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 311-326

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Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:75:y:1999:i:2:p:311-326

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  1. Robin R. Jenkins & Elizabeth Kopits & David Simpson, 2006. "Measuring the Social Benefits of EPA Land Cleanup and Reuse Programs," NCEE Working Paper Series 200603, National Center for Environmental Economics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, revised Sep 2006.
  2. Katherine Kiel & Jennifer Bowen, 2002. "An Analysis of the Impact of Multiple Environmental Goods on House Prices," Working Papers 0201, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
  3. Greenberg, Michael & Mantell, Nancy & Lahr, Michael & Felder, Frank & Zimmerman, Rae, 2007. "Short and intermediate economic impacts of a terrorist-initiated loss of electric power: Case study of New Jersey," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 35(1), pages 722-733, January.
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  6. Kiel, Katherine A. & Williams, Michael, 2007. "The impact of Superfund sites on local property values: Are all sites the same?," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 61(1), pages 170-192, January.
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  8. Deaton, Brady J., Jr. & Hoehn, John P., 2002. "The Effect Of Hazardous Waste Sites On Property Values In Zones Of High Industrial Activity: A Hedonic Approach," 2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA 19612, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  9. Friso de Vor & Henri L.F. de Groot, 0000. "The Impact of Industrial Sites on Residential Property Values," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 09-035/3, Tinbergen Institute.
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  11. Linn, Joshua, 2012. "The Effect of Voluntary Brownfields Programs on Nearby Property Values: Evidence from Illinois," Discussion Papers dp-12-35, Resources For the Future.
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  17. Friso de Vor & Henri L.F. de Groot, 0000. "The Impact of Industrial Sites on Residential Property Values," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 09-035/3, Tinbergen Institute.

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