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Title:Hedonic Valuation of Environmental Amenities and Issues of Model Selection
Author(s):Chattopadhyay, Sudip
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Brueckner, Jan K.
Department / Program:Economics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Environmental Sciences
Abstract:The nested logit model is applied to the Chicago housing data set, with the goal of valuing environmental amenities. Four alternative hierarchical nestings based on dwelling, neighborhood, and city attributes are considered, and a sampling rule satisfying McFadden's uniform conditioning property is adopted. The benefit estimates of dwelling and city attributes are found to be less sensitive, while those of neighborhood attributes are found to be more sensitive to alternative nesting strategies. The effects of household demographics on parameter estimates generally conform to standard notions. A comparison of the model with the standard two-step hedonic model reveals that the benefit estimates are consistently lower in the case of the former.
Issue Date:1997
Description:115 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9812550
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1997

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