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Effects on housing prices of urban attraction and labor market accessibility

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  • Osland, Liv

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    (Stord/Haugesund University College)

  • Thorsen, Inge

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    (Stord/Haugesund University College)

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    Through a hedonic approach this study primarily focuses on how house prices vary systematically with respect to some general spatial structure characteristics in a Norwegian region. The introduction of a gravity based labor market accessibility measure contributes significantly to explain variation in housing prices, also in a model formulation where the distance from the city center is accounted for. Based on these results we suggest a distinction between an urban attraction effect and a labor market accessibility effect. Quantitatively, the two distinct effects are found to contribute about equally to intraregional variation in housing prices.

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    Paper provided by University of Bergen, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 17/05.

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    Length: 29 pages
    Date of creation: 16 Dec 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:bergec:2005_017

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    Keywords: house prices; urban attraction; labor market accessibility; hedonic approach; price and accessibility gradients;

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    1. Giuliano, Genevieve & Small, Kenneth A., 1991. "Subcenters in the Los Angeles Region," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt7xv976dj, University of California Transportation Center.
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    1. Liv Osland & Inge Thorsen, 2006. "Evaluating Housing Price Predictability of Alternative Hedonic Model Formulations," ERSA conference papers ersa06p492, European Regional Science Association.
    2. Liv Osland & Inge Thorsen, 2006. "Testing for the Impact of Local Labour Market Characteristics on House Prices," ERSA conference papers ersa06p490, European Regional Science Association.

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