Hedonic Methods in Housing Markets

Pricing Environmental Amenities and Segregation

  • Andrea Baranzini
  • José Ramirez
  • Caroline Schaerer
  • Philippe Thalmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Methods

    1. Andrea Baranzini, José V. Ramirez, Caroline Schaerer, Philippe Thalmann
      Pages 1-12
  3. Applications to Urban Environment Issues

    1. Jean Cavailhès, Thierry Brossard, Mohamed Hilal, Daniel Joly, François-Pierre Tourneux, Céline Tritz et al.
      Pages 83-99
  4. Applications to Segregation and Discrimination Issues

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 245-278

About this book


Cities are growing worldwide and their sprawl is increasingly challenged for its pressure on open spaces and environmental quality.  Economic arguments can help to decide about the trade-off between preserving environmental quality and developing housing and business surfaces, provided the benefits of environmental quality are adequately quantified.  To this end, this book focuses on the use and advancement of the "hedonic approach", an economic valuation technique that analyses and quantifies the sources of rent and property price differentials.  Starting from theoretical foundations, the hedonic approach is applied to the valuation of natural land use preservation and noise abatement measures, as well as to residential segregation and discrimination, extending the analysis to the role of the buyers' and sellers' identity on housing market prices and to the issue of environmental justice.


Environmental Economics Hedonic Model Housing Market Price Discrimination Segregation Smart Development linear optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Baranzini
    • 1
  • José Ramirez
    • 1
  • Caroline Schaerer
    • 1
  • Philippe Thalmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Geneva School of Business Administration (HEG Genève)University of Applied Sciences Western SwitzerlandSwitzerland
  2. 2.École Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneSwitzerland

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