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GIS-based hedonic pricing of landscape

  • Jean Cavailhes


    (Centre d'Economie et de Sociologie Rurales Appliquées à l'Agriculture et aux Espaces Ruraux, INRA)

  • Thierry Brossard

    (ThéMA, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Jean-Christophe Foltête

    (ThéMA, Université de Franche Comté)

  • Mohamed Hilal


    (Centre d'Economie et de Sociologie Rurales Appliquées à l'Agriculture et aux Espaces Ruraux, INRA)

  • Daniel Joly

    (ThéMA, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • François-Pierre Tourneux

    (ThéMA, Université de Franche Comté)

  • Céline Tritz

    (ThéMA, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Pierre Wavresky


    (Centre d'Economie et de Sociologie Rurales Appliquées à l'Agriculture et aux Espaces Ruraux, INRA)

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    Hedonic prices of landscape are estimated in the urban fringe of Dijon (France). Viewshed and its content as perceived at ground level are analyzed from satellite images supplemented by a digital elevation model. Landscape attributes are then fed into econometric models (based on 2,667 house sales) that allows for endogeneity, multicollinearity, and spatial orrelations. Results show that when in the line of sight, trees and farmland in the immediate vicinity of houses command positive prices and roads negative prices; if out of sight, their prices are markedly lower or insignificant: the view itself matters. The layout of features in fragmented landscapes commands positive hedonic prices. Landscapes and features in sight but more than 100–300 m away all have insignificant prices.

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    Paper provided by Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France in its series Working Papers with number 33854.

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    Length: 571-590
    Date of creation: 2009
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    Publication status: Published in Environmental and Resource Economics
    Handle: RePEc:inr:wpaper:33854
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