Date of Award

5-2012

Degree Type

Dissertation

Embargo Date

8-31-2014

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Economics

Advisor(s)

John M. Yinger

Keywords

Social sciences, Property value, Neighborhood, Disamenities, Market demand, Failing school, Homicide, Mosque

Subject Categories

Economics

Abstract

This dissertation employs hedonic analysis to examine market demand for three neighborhood disamenities. The first chapter investigates the property value impact of a No Child Left Behind "failing" school designation. The second chapter studies the property value impact of a local homicide. The third chapter examines the property value impact of proximity to a mosque post 9/11. Each disamenity has a negative and significant effect on property values with the magnitude of impact varying across household type.

Access

Open Access

Available for download on Sunday, August 31, 2014

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Economics Commons

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