External Productivity and Utility Effects of City Airports
Ahlfeldt G. M. and Maennig W. External productivity and utility effects of city airports, Regional Studies . This paper uses a micro-level data set for residential and commercial property transactions to investigate external utility and productivity effects for three (city) airports in Berlin, Germany, in a spatial hedonic analysis. It finds strong evidence of adverse noise effects on property prices and a discontinuity at approximately 55 dB. Marginal price effects decrease significantly in the presence of alternative noise sources, which can lead to biased estimates if the interaction effect is not accounted for appropriately. Given that there is less evidence of positive accessibility effects, the result questions the justification for locating airports in city centres.
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Volume (Year): 47 (2013)
Issue (Month): 4 (April)
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