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Impacts of Livestock Operations: A Gaussian Dispersion Hedonic Approach


  • Ran, Tao
  • Zhao, Jinhua


The paper studies the impacts of livestock facilities on property values, and extends the hedonic housing price models by explicitly modeling the way odor is dispersed in the atmosphere. Using a Gaussian dispersion model of odor, our estimation allows us to separately estimate the environmental effects and other effects, and to evaluate the marginal contributions of livestock facilities depending on their location.

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  • Ran, Tao & Zhao, Jinhua, 2005. "Impacts of Livestock Operations: A Gaussian Dispersion Hedonic Approach," 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI 19116, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea05:19116

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    1. Joseph A. Herriges & Silvia Secchik & JBruce A. Babcock, 2005. "Living with Hogs in Iowa: The Impact of Livestock Facilities on Rural Residential Property Values," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 81(4).
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    4. Cameron, Trudy Ann, 2006. "Directional heterogeneity in distance profiles in hedonic property value models," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 51(1), pages 26-45, January.
    5. Richard C. Ready & Charles W. Abdalla, 2005. "The Amenity and Disamenity Impacts of Agriculture: Estimates from a Hedonic Pricing Model," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 87(2), pages 314-326.
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