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    Using a geographic information system to estimate an hedonic price model of the benefits of woodland access


    Powe, N.A. and Garraod, G.D. and Brunsdon, Chris and Willis, K.G. (1997) Using a geographic information system to estimate an hedonic price model of the benefits of woodland access. Forestry, 70 (2). pp. 139-149. ISSN 0015-752X

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    Abstract

    The hedonic price method may be used to investigate the effect that the attributes of a product have on its market price. In the case of housing, this methodology has been used to look at the premium that the amenity offered by nearby woodland adds to house prices. The interpretation of the results of these studies is difficult and is the subject of some debate. In particular, it has been argued that the aesthetic benefits of woodland, as a component of landscape, cannot be enumerated using the hedonic approach. This paper adopts a broader approach and uses hedonic pricing to estimate the amenity benefits gained by local residents from access to woodland. To accomplish this a geographic information system is used to improve the data available to the hedonic price model from which estimates of the residential access benefits of woodland are derived

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: geographic information system; hedonic price model; woodland access;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > National Centre for Geocomputation, NCG
    Item ID: 6182
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1093/forestry/70.2.139
    Depositing User: Prof. Chris Brunsdon
    Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 14:53
    Journal or Publication Title: Forestry
    Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
    Refereed: Yes
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