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New Flight Regimes and Exposure to Aircraft Noise: Identifying Housing Price Effects Using a Ratio-of-Ratios Approach

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  • Stefan Boes

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    (Socioeconomic Institute, University of Zurich)

  • Stephan Nüesch

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    (Institute of Strategy and Business Economics, University of Zurich)

Abstract

In October 2003, a new flight regime was introduced at Zurich airport that significantly changed the levels of noise pollution in surrounding communities. We investigate the impact of the new flight policy on apartment prices using a hedonic price model and a non-linear difference-in-differences identification strategy. Our results suggest that rental prices increased by about 3 to 8 percent less in regions affected by the policy change, controlling for several apartment and location characteristics. The noise discount is still significant, although smaller, even after the inclusion of object-speciffc fixed effects. However, we do not find evidence of price changes in the sales market.

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Paper provided by Socioeconomic Institute - University of Zurich in its series SOI - Working Papers with number 0906.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2009
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Publication status: forthcoming in Journal of Urban Economics
Handle: RePEc:soz:wpaper:0906

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Keywords: quasi-experimental data; housing market; aircraft noise; hedonic approach; non-linear difference-in-differences; policy evaluation;

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  1. Maurus Rischatsch, 2009. "Simulating WTP Values from Random-Coefficient Models," SOI - Working Papers 0912, Socioeconomic Institute - University of Zurich.
  2. Ilja Neustadt & Peter Zweifel, 2009. "Economic Well-Being, Social Mobility, and Preferences for Income Redistribution: Evidence from a Discrete Choice Experiment," SOI - Working Papers 0909, Socioeconomic Institute - University of Zurich, revised Jan 2010.
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