A spatial analysis of residential land prices in Belgium: accessibility, linguistic border and environmental amenities
AbstractThis paper explores the spatial variation of land prices in Belgium. The originality of the methodology is threefold : (1) to work at the spatial extent of an entire country, (2) to compute several accessibility measures to all jobs and several representations of the environmental amenities and, more importantly, (3) to test the hypothesis that jobs influence land prices only in the same linguistic region. Spatial autocorrelation is accounted for by estimating spatial models. The results show that the linguistic border acts as a strong barrier in the spatial pattern of land prices and that environmental variables have no significant effect at this scale of spatial analysis.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Groupe d'Analyse et de Théorie Economique (GATE), Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Université Lyon 2, Ecole Normale Supérieure in its series Working Papers with number 0929.
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Date of creation: 2009
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land price; accessibility; border effect; environment; Belgium;
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- Florence Goffette-Nagot & Isabelle Reginster & Isabelle Thomas, 2011. "Spatial Analysis of Residential Land Prices in Belgium: Accessibility, Linguistic Border, and Environmental Amenities," Regional Studies, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 45(9), pages 1253-1268, February.
- Florence Goffette-Nagot & Isabelle Reginster & Isabelle Thomas, 2011. "A spatial analysis of residential land prices in Belgium : accessibility, linguistic border and environmental amenities," Post-Print halshs-00464385, HAL.
- GOFETTE-NAGOT, Florence & REGINSTER, Isabelle & THOMAS, Isabelle, . "Spatial analysis of residential land prices in Belgium: accessibility, linguistic border, and environmental amenities," CORE Discussion Papers RP -2448, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
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