Economic Impact of Environmental Health Risks on House Values in Southeast Region: A County-Level Analysis

24 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2005 Last revised: 21 Jun 2014

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Chau-Sa Ho

Ohio State University - Center for Human Resource Research

Diane Hite

Auburn University - Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

A simultaneous model of house values, cancer mortality and total releases is simultaneously estimated to study effects of environmental health risks. Environmental health risks include county level total releases, number of Superfund sites and cancer mortality in Southeastern U.S. Benefits of Superfund cleanup and reduced releases are also estimated.

Keywords: Hedonic price model, environmental health risks, toxic chemical releases

JEL Classification: N50, I12

Suggested Citation

Ho, Chau-Sa and Hite, Diane, Economic Impact of Environmental Health Risks on House Values in Southeast Region: A County-Level Analysis (2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=839211 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.839211

Chau-Sa Ho (Contact Author)

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Diane Hite

Auburn University - Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology ( email )

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