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The Quality of Life in Latin American Cities: Markets and Perception

Listed editor(s):
  • Bernard M.S. van Praag
  • Eduardo Lora
  • Pablo Sanguinetti
  • Andrew Powell
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Listed author(s):
  • Bernard M.S. van Praag
  • Néstor Gandelman
  • Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell
  • Andrés Ham
  • Eduardo Lora
  • Martín Tetaz
  • Carlos Medina
  • Pablo Sanguinetti
  • Guillermo Cruces
  • Giorgina Piani
  • Lorena Alcázar
  • Andrew Powell
  • Jairo Núñez
  • Zuleika Ferre
  • Raúl Andrade
  • Juan Robalino
  • Róger Madrigal
  • Luis J. Hall
  • Leonardo Morales

A growing number of cities around the world have established systems for monitoring the quality of urban life. Many of those systems combine objective information with subjective opinions and cover a wide variety of topics. This book assesses a method that takes advantage of both types of information and offers criteria to identify and rank the issues of potential importance for urban dwellers. This method--which combines the so-called 'hedonic price' and 'life satisfaction' approaches to value public goods--was tested in pilot studies in six Latin American cities: Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Lima, Medellín, Montevideo, and San José of Costa Rica. This publication belongs to the Latin American Development Forum Series (LADF), sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, and the World Bank.

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This book is provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications (Books) with number 60258 and published in 2010.
ISBN: 9780821378373
Handle: RePEc:idb:idbbks:60258
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  1. Giorgina Piani & Zuleika Ferre & Nestor Gandelman, 2008. "Quality of Life in Montevideo," Research Department Publications 3262, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  2. Moulton, Brent R, 1987. "Diagnostics for Group Effects in Regression Analysis," Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, American Statistical Association, vol. 5(2), pages 275-282, April.
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