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On Hedonic Valuation of Urban Amenities Using Unbalanced Data

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  • Valerie Mueller
  • Glenn Sheriff

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Hedonic valuation of urban amenities often requires estimating housing and labor market regressions. It is difficult to get both types of data for all survey respondents. We show that the common practice of conducting two separate regressions with unbalanced data causes inconsistent covariance matrix estimation and improper inference regarding amenity values. We demonstrate how two easily implementable yet consistent techniques can be used for hedonic valuation with an application in valuing temperature increases in urban Brazil.

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  • Valerie Mueller & Glenn Sheriff, 2010. "On Hedonic Valuation of Urban Amenities Using Unbalanced Data," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 86(3).
  • Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:86:y:2010:iii:1:p545-551
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    1. Bayer, Patrick & Keohane, Nathaniel & Timmins, Christopher, 2009. "Migration and hedonic valuation: The case of air quality," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 58(1), pages 1-14, July.
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    • 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
    • Q51 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Valuation of Environmental Effects

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