Valuing recreational water clarity and quality: evidence from hedonic pricing models of lakeshore properties
Applied Economics Letters
hedonic pricing models, real estate markets, Water clarity, water quality, waterfront properties
© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This study extends the economics literature on the relationship between recreational water quality and residential property pricing by separately testing the relationships between both water clarity and quality and the price of lakeshore residential properties in Ontario, Canada. Our econometric approach includes objective measures of both attributes: Secchi disk readings for water clarity and phosphorus concentrations for water quality. Econometric results presented in this study suggest that a one-metre improvement in water clarity results in an 8 per cent residential property price premium, while a one standard deviation improvement in water quality boosts lakeshore residence prices by 32 per cent.
Calderón-Arrieta, Diego; Caudill, Steven B.; and Mixon, Franklin G., "Valuing recreational water clarity and quality: evidence from hedonic pricing models of lakeshore properties" (2019). Faculty Bibliography. 2804.