Estimating the Benefits of Improved Rail Access; Geographical Range and Anticipation Effects
AbstractIn this paper we investigate the effects of new railway stations on house prices using an extensive repeated sales dataset over a period of 13 years. We employ semiparametric panel data techniques allowing for anticipation effects of station openings. We show that a kilometre reduction in distance to the nearest railway station increases property values by about 1.5 - 2 percent. The geographical range of the effect is about 3.5 kilometres. Ignoring anticipation effects in the estimation procedure leads to a large downward bias for short time period datasets. We do not find any significant house price adjustment effects after station openings.
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House prices; Anticipation effects; Repeated sales; Railway development; Semiparametric;
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- Baum-Snow, Nathaniel & Kahn, Matthew E., 2000. "The effects of new public projects to expand urban rail transit," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 77(2), pages 241-263, August.
- Ioulia Ossokina & Gerard Verweij, 2011. "Quasi-experimental evidence on the effect of traffic externalities on housing prices," ERSA conference papers ersa11p606, European Regional Science Association.
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