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A novel approach to identifying hedonic demand parameters

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  • Kuminoff, Nicolai V.
  • Pope, Jaren C.

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This note presents a new solution to the classic problem with using hedonic price functions to recover demand curves. Unexpected changes in the composition of a differentiated product can generate instruments that support a simple reduced-form approach to demand estimation.

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  • Kuminoff, Nicolai V. & Pope, Jaren C., 2012. "A novel approach to identifying hedonic demand parameters," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 116(3), pages 374-376.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:116:y:2012:i:3:p:374-376 DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.04.017
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    2. Zhang, Congwen & Boyle, Kevin J. & Kuminoff, Nicolai V., 2015. "Partial identification of amenity demand functions," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 71(C), pages 180-197.
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    Keywords

    Demand; Hedonic; Identification; Quasi-experiment;

    JEL classification:

    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms

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