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Urbani izziv Volume 21, No. 2, December 2010 : 117-126

UDK: 332.6:351.777.6:546.815(73-43)
DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2010-21-02-005

 

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Author

Ermanno AFFUSO

Auburn University, College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Auburn, Alabama, USA
ermanno@auburn.edu

Christophe Vincent de PARISOT

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Geneva, Switzerland

Chau-Sa HO

Ohio State University, Center for Human Resource Research, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Diane HITE

Auburn University, College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Auburn, Alabama, USA

 

Title

The impact of hazardous waste on property values: The effect of lead pollution

 

Abstract

This paper examines the impact of lead pollution on property values in Anniston, Alabama, one of the most polluted cities in the US. A hedonic house price analysis enabled us to examine the extent of lead contamination’s effect on property values there, as well as property value losses due to the presence of an army depot. We estimated that lead cleanup would provide an increased property value of $1,140 per household and found that living 1 km closer to the polluting sites reduces property values by approximately 2%, a figure consistent with previous research regarding the connection between environmental disamenities and property values.

 

Key Words

hedonic analysis, environmental disamenities, externalities, urban economics

 

 

 

PUBLISHER

Urbanistični inštitut RS
Urbani izziv - Editorial Board
Trnovski pristan 2, 1000 Ljubljana, SLO

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ISSN

Print edition: 0353-6483
Web edition: 1855-8399

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