Hedonic Price Theory: Concept and Applicationsby William C. Metz, Argonne Natl Lab, United States,
Joanne Lowry, Argonne Natl Lab, United States,
Mathew Morey, Argonne Natl Lab, United States,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990
Direct and indirect techniques are being used to estimate economic consequences of proximity to existing or proposed public facilities. The hedonic price theory, an indirect technique, is the most logically suited, especially for capturing the shadow or implicit price of a characteristic such as proximity in the real estate market. While the theory is increasingly being used, there is also a growing tendency to draw inferences from the study of one or more hazards and situations and transfer the conclusions to a very different hazard and situation. The use of the hedonic price theory and the issue of transferability to radioactive waste facilities are addressed in this paper.
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