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The Impact of Sports Arenas on Land Values: Evidence from Berlin

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  • Gabriel Ahlfeldt

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    (Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg)

  • Wolfgang Maennig

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    (Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg)

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This paper develops a hedonic price model explaining standard land values in Berlin. The model assesses the impact of three multifunc-tional sports arenas situated in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg which were de-signed to improve the attractiveness of their formerly deprived neighbourhoods. Empirical results confirm expectations about the impact of various attributes on land values. Sports arenas have significant positive impacts within a radius of about 3000 meters. The patterns of impact vary, in-dicating that the effective impact depends on how planning authorities address potential countervailing negative externalities.

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Paper provided by Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg in its series Working Papers with number 003.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2007
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Publication status: Published in Hamburg Contemporary Economic Discussions, Issue 03, 2007
Handle: RePEc:hce:wpaper:003

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Keywords: Stadium Impact; Land Gradient; Hedonic Regression; Spatial Auto-correlation; Berlin;

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  1. Dennis Coates & Victor Matheson, 2009. "Mega-Events and Housing Costs: Raising the Rent while Raising the Roof?," Working Papers 0902, International Association of Sports Economists & North American Association of Sports Economists.
  2. Fischer, Justina AV & Sousa-Poza, Alfonso, 2010. "The impact of institutions on firms’ rejuvenation policies: Early retirement with severance pay versus simple lay-off. A Cross-European Analysis," MPRA Paper 20343, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Torberg Falch & Justina AV Fischer, 2008. "Public sector decentralization and school performance. International evidence," TWI Research Paper Series 39, Thurgauer Wirtschaftsinstitut, Universität Konstanz.
  4. Gabriel Ahlfeldt, 2007. "If Alonso Was Right: Accessibility as Determinant for Attractiveness of Urban Location," Working Papers 012, Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg.
  5. Xia Feng & Brad R. Humphreys, 2008. "Assessing the Economic Impact of Sports Facilities on Residential Property Values: A Spatial Hedonic Approach," Working Papers 0812, International Association of Sports Economists & North American Association of Sports Economists.
  6. Hagn, Florian & Maennig, Wolfgang, 2008. "Employment effects of the Football World Cup 1974 in Germany," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 15(5), pages 1062-1075, October.

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