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Valuing air quality and urban accessibility: A regional welfare analysis
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Economics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4722-8788
2009 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper is concerned with the implicit values of urban accessibility and air quality in Sweden. Based on the hedonic wage and rent theory, we construct an econometric model to compute such values, and illustrate their implications for regional sustainability analysis. It is shown that for most Swedish cities, welfare has increased from 1986 to 1998 due to improved air quality but the positive effect is partly offset by the deteriorated accessibility in some areas. The results also indicate that the values people place on urban accessibility and air quality vary considerably across regions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Economics Department, Uppsala University , 2009.
Series
Working paper / Department of Economics, Uppsala University (Online), ISSN 1653-6975
Keyword [en]
hedonic pricing, air quality, urban accessibility, welfare analysis
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-4414OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:4414DiVA: diva2:523182
Available from: 2010-01-11 Created: 2010-01-11 Last updated: 2015-06-23Bibliographically approved

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