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Average Derivative Estimation of Hedonic Price Models

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  • Junsoo Lee
  • Seung-Jun Kwak

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  • John List

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Conventional parametric techniques for estimatinghedonic price models require a correct functionalform. In this paper, we side-step this parametricshortcoming by estimating a hedonic price model usingaverage derivative estimation (ADE). Thissemiparametric approach produces robust estimates ofthe marginal effects without assuming a specificfunctional form a priori. In our application ofthe model to a unique data set on Korean home prices,ADE produced estimates consistent with priorexpectations, providing initial evidence that themodel may represent a viable alternative when usingthe hedonic approach. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

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  • Junsoo Lee & Seung-Jun Kwak & John List, 2000. "Average Derivative Estimation of Hedonic Price Models," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 16(1), pages 81-91, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:16:y:2000:i:1:p:81-91 DOI: 10.1023/A:1008322200793
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