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A Hedonic Analysis of the Value of Rail Transport in the Greater Dublin Area

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  • Mayor, Karen

    (ESRI)

  • Lyons, Seán

    (ESRI)

  • Duffy, David

    (ESRI)

  • Tol, Richard S. J.

    (ESRI)

Abstract

We use a hedonic house price model to estimate the value of transport networks to homeowners in the Dublin area. Using a dataset of house sales between 2001 and 2006 and combining it with available geographical information system data on the train and tram lines in Dublin, it is possible to assess the values assigned to different transport links by homeowners. We find that the value of transport depends on how far from the property it is located and is also affected by the availability of alternative transport options in the area. There are differences in the values assigned to recently constructed tramlines compared to the traditional rapid transit train stations. The study also takes into account house characteristics and other environmental amenities.

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Paper provided by Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in its series Papers with number WP264.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2008
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Handle: RePEc:esr:wpaper:wp264

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Keywords: Geographical Information System/Hedonic Regression/Train/Tram/Transport Network;

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  1. Keane, Claire & Walsh, John R. & Callan, Tim & Savage, Michael, 2012. "Property Tax in Ireland: Key Choices," Papers EC11, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
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  3. Ronan C. Lyons, 2013. "Inside a bubble and crash: Evidence from the valuation of amenities," Trinity Economics Papers tep0513, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics.
  4. Ronan Lyons, 2012. "Search costs, sorting and “property ladder†effects: Evidence from the valuation of amenities," ERSA conference papers ersa12p511, European Regional Science Association.

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