Incomplete information in property value hedonic models can bias estimates of marginal willingness to pay (MWTP). Using brownfield remediation as an application, this article recovers hedonic values from a dynamic neighborhood choice framework that allows households to learn about brownfield contamination in a Bayesian fashion before choosing where to live. I find that ignoring learning yields nontrivial biases to the MWTP estimate. This has important implications for hedonic valuation if agents are imperfectly informed. Estimates are used to calculate information's value had it been withheld from the public and to assess heterogeneity in information's value along site and homebuyer demographics.
|Number of pages||33|
|Journal||International Economic Review|
|State||Published - 2019|
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© (2019) by the Economics Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics and Econometrics