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Hedonic prices for environmental and safety characteristics and the Akerlof effect in the French car market

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  • C. Couton
  • F. Gardes
  • Y. Thepaut

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In this paper, the computation of hedonic prices on individual panel data shows the positive valuation of environmental and safety characteristics by the market and gives some evidence of an Akerlof effect between perceived quality and the part of the market price which is not explained by car characteristics and pure inflation.

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  • C. Couton & F. Gardes & Y. Thepaut, 1996. "Hedonic prices for environmental and safety characteristics and the Akerlof effect in the French car market," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 3(7), pages 435-440.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:3:y:1996:i:7:p:435-440
    DOI: 10.1080/758540801
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    2. José Moraga-González & Noemi Padrón-Fumero, 2002. "Environmental Policy in a Green Market," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 22(3), pages 419-447, July.
    3. Ibon Galarraga & David Heres Del Valle & Mikel González-Eguino, 2011. "Price Premium for High-Efficiency Refrigerators and Calculation of Price-Elasticities for Close-Substitutes: Combining Hedonic Pricing and Demand Systems," Working Papers 2011-07, BC3.
    4. Sylvain M. Prado, 2009. "The European used-car market at a glance: Hedonic resale price valuation in automotive leasing industry," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(3), pages 2086-2099.
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    6. Wells, Peter & Varma, Adarsh & Newman, Dan & Kay, Duncan & Gibson, Gena & Beevor, Jamie & Skinner, Ian, 2013. "Governmental regulation impact on producers and consumers: A longitudinal analysis of the European automotive market," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 47(C), pages 28-41.
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    8. Okay Gunes, 2017. "Hedonic Recommendations: An Econometric Application on Big Data," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 17061, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
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    10. Okay Gunes, 2017. "Hedonic Recommendations: An Econometric Application on Big Data," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-01673355, HAL.
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