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Hedonic Housing Prices and Agricultural Pollution: An Empirical Investigation on Semiparametric Models


  • Bontemps, Christophe
  • Simioni, Michel
  • Surry, Yves R.


The objective of this paper is to assess the impact on property values of agricultural pollution using alternative semiparametric hedonic price models. The proposed model specifications are made up of two parts: a partially linear component for house characteristics and a non (semi) parametric form to represent the non linear influence of agricultural pollution. A general-to-specific search procedure is adopted to select the best model specification. An application of theses parametric models to rural townships indicates that pollution resulting on livestock operations have a significant nonlinear impact on house prices.

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  • Bontemps, Christophe & Simioni, Michel & Surry, Yves R., 2005. "Hedonic Housing Prices and Agricultural Pollution: An Empirical Investigation on Semiparametric Models," 2005 International Congress, August 23-27, 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark 24709, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaae05:24709

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    hedonic pricing; semiparametric models; agricultural pollution; Environmental Economics and Policy; Land Economics/Use; C14; R21; R32; Q0;

    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • R21 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Housing Demand
    • R32 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Other Spatial Production and Pricing Analysis
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General


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