Stigmatized asset value: is it temporary or permanent?
AbstractStigma is a negative attribute of real estate acquired by the discovery of contamination and reflected in its value (Elliot-Jones, 1996). Using a theoretical model with external economies and adjustment costs, we show that both temporary stigma and permanent stigma are possible equilibrium outcomes after the discovery and cleanup of a hazardous waste site. The existence and duration of stigma are examined using hedonic price techniques with data from housing sales prices in Dallas County, Texas. The empirical evidence shows that stigma exists after cleanup only for properties in very close proximity to the hazardous waste site.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of California at Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Policy in its series CUDARE Working Paper Series with number 877.
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Date of creation: 1999
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- McCluskey, Jill & Rausser, Gordon C., 1999. "Stigmatized asset value: is it temporary or permanent?," Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series qt59b1t566, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley.
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- Kohlhase, Janet E., 1991. "The impact of toxic waste sites on housing values," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(1), pages 1-26, July.
- 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.
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