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A spatial analysis of residential land prices in Belgium : accessibility, linguistic border and environmental amenities

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  • Florence Goffette-Nagot

    () (GATE - Groupe d'analyse et de théorie économique - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2 - Ecole Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Isabelle Reginster

    (IWEPS - Institut wallon de l'évaluation, de la prospective et de la statistique - Ministère de la Région wallonne)

  • Isabelle Thomas

    (CORE and Department of Geography - UCL - Université Catholique de Louvain - National Fund for Scientific Research)

Abstract

This paper explores the spatial variation of land prices in Belgium. The originality of the methodology is threefold : (1) to work at the spatial extent of an entire country, (2) to compute several accessibility measures to all jobs and several representations of the environmental amenities and, more importantly, (3) to test the hypothesis that jobs influence land prices only in the same linguistic region. Spatial autocorrelation is accounted for by estimating spatial models. The results show that the linguistic border acts as a strong barrier in the spatial pattern of land prices and that environmental variables have no significant effect at this scale of spatial analysis.

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  • Florence Goffette-Nagot & Isabelle Reginster & Isabelle Thomas, 2011. "A spatial analysis of residential land prices in Belgium : accessibility, linguistic border and environmental amenities," Post-Print halshs-00464385, HAL.
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    Keywords

    land price; accessibility; border effect; environment; Belgium;

    JEL classification:

    • R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns
    • R21 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Housing Demand
    • R31 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Housing Supply and Markets

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