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The Risks of Nuclear Disaster and Its Impact on Housing Prices

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  • Ando, Michihito

    () (National Institute of Population and Social Security Research)

  • Dahlberg, Matz

    () (Department of Economics)

  • Engström, Gustav

    () (The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics)

Abstract

Using a data set on housing sales transactions we explore the potential effect of the Fukushima disaster on housing prices in Sweden. In contrast to most earlier findings in other countries we do not find any disproportionate effect from the Fukushima disaster on housing prices in vicinity of nuclear power plants in Sweden.

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  • Ando, Michihito & Dahlberg, Matz & Engström, Gustav, 2017. "The Risks of Nuclear Disaster and Its Impact on Housing Prices," Working Paper Series 2017:2, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:uunewp:2017_002
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    2. Takano, Keisuke, 2019. "Does visible shock update firms' unrelated trade diversity in anticipation of future shock? Evidence from the Great East Japan Earthquake and expected Nankai Trough Earthquake," TDB-CAREE Discussion Paper Series E-2019-01, Teikoku Databank Center for Advanced Empirical Research on Enterprise and Economy, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University.

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    Keywords

    Fukushima; Nuclear accident; housing price; difference-indifferences;

    JEL classification:

    • Q51 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Valuation of Environmental Effects
    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
    • R21 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Housing Demand

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