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En quoi le cadre de vie rural contribue-t-il à expliquer les prix fonciers dans les espaces périurbains ?


  • Gabriel Lecat


Agricultural activities, natural spaces and forests generate amenities that characterise the local environments of periurban households. As a result, amenities evaluation is of importance in a wide range of public policy-making. We introduce an amenity variable to an urban economics model extended to periurban areas. The refined model suggests that amenities may weaken the traditional decreasing relationship between land prices and distance from the city centre if rural amenities grow with distance. The model is applied to a study of three French departments : Rhône, Ain and Isère. A hedonic framework evaluates the contribution of specific rural features which characterise periurban household?s living spaces on land prices. Results from the study suggest that the decrease of land prices over distance from city centre is much lower in periurban areas than results from other studies confined to urban areas exclusively. In addition, we find that households appear to attach more significance to remarkable protected sites than to agricultural environments in general. Classification JEL : R21, R14, R52.

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  • Gabriel Lecat, 2004. "En quoi le cadre de vie rural contribue-t-il à expliquer les prix fonciers dans les espaces périurbains ?," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(1), pages 29-55.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_041_0029

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    1. Konstantin Arkadievich Kholodilin & Boriss Siliverstovs & Stefan Kooths, 2008. "A Dynamic Panel Data Approach to the Forecasting of the GDP of German Länder," Spatial Economic Analysis, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 3(2), pages 195-207.
    2. Pan, Zheng & LeSage, James P., 1995. "Using spatial contiguity as prior information in vector autoregressive models," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 47(2), pages 137-142, February.
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    urban economics; periurban belt; rural amenity; hedonic price;

    JEL classification:

    • R21 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Housing Demand
    • R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns
    • R52 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Land Use and Other Regulations


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