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The price and quantity of land by legal form of organization in the United States

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I develop estimates of the value, price and quantity of land owned by each of the major legal forms of organization in the United States. "Land" stands for all aspects of a developed property (location, amenities, option value, etc.) such that the market value of the property is worth more than the replacement cost of the structures. The estimates I produce are necessary ingredients in the production of a fully integrated set of economic accounts for the United States as described by Jorgenson and Landefeld (Jorgenson, Dale W., Landefeld, J. Steven, 2006. Blueprint for Expanded and Integrated U.S. Accounts - Review, Assessment, and Next Steps. In: Jorgenson, Dale W., Landefeld, J. Steven, Nordhaus, William D. (Eds.), A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts. The University of Chicago Press). The estimates also contribute to our understanding of the behavior of the aggregate price of land. A key result of this paper is that the price of land in residential use historically has very different patterns than the price of land in commercial use.

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  • Davis, Morris A., 2009. "The price and quantity of land by legal form of organization in the United States," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 39(3), pages 350-359, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:regeco:v:39:y:2009:i:3:p:350-359
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    1. William Larson, 2015. "New Estimates of Value of Land of the United States," BEA Working Papers 0120, Bureau of Economic Analysis.
    2. Nichols, Joseph B. & Oliner, Stephen D. & Mulhall, Michael R., 2013. "Swings in commercial and residential land prices in the United States," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 73(1), pages 57-76.
    3. Hashmat U. Khan & Jean-François Rouillard, 2016. "Household Borrowing Constraints and Residential Investment Dynamics," Cahiers de recherche 16-04, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke, revised Nov 2017.
    4. Jean-François Rouillard, 2013. "International Risk Sharing and Land Dynamics," Cahiers de recherche 13-02, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
    5. Joseph B. Nichols & Stephen D. Oliner & Michael R. Mulhall, 2010. "Commercial and residential land prices across the United States," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2010-16, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
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