- Series Information
- List of Contributors
- Introduction: Land as an Integrating Theme in Economics
- Integrating Regional Economic Development Analysis and Land Use Economics
- Technology Adoption and Land Use
- Are Large Metropolitan Areas Still Viable?
- Modeling the Land Use Change with Biofuels
- Modeling the Determinants of Farmland Values in the United States
- Land Use and Sustainable Economic Development: Developing World
- The Economics of Wildlife Conservation
- Connecting Ecosystem Services to Land Use: Implications for Valuation and Policy
- Land Use and Climate Change
- Land Use, Climate Change, and Ecosystem Services
- Fire: An Agent and a Consequence of Land Use Change
- Land Use and Municipal Profiles
- An Assessment of Empirical Methods for Modeling Land Use
- Equilibrium Sorting Models of Land Use and Residential Choice
- Landscape Simulations with Econometric-Based Land Use Models
- An Economic Perspective on Agent-Based Models of Land Use and Land Cover Change
- Spatial Econometric Modeling of Land Use Change
- Using Quasi-Experimental Methods to Evaluate Land Policies: Application to Maryland’s Priority Funding Legislation
- Applying Experiments to Land Economics: Public Information and Auction Efficiency in Ecosystem Service Markets
- Open Space Preservation: Direct Controls and Fiscal Incentives
- Land Conservation in the United States
- European Agri-Environmental Policy: The Conservation and Re-Creation of Cultural Landscapes
- Agri-Environmental Policies: A Comparison of US and EU Experiences
- Stigmatized Sites and Urban Brownfield Redevelopment
- Regulatory Takings
- Eminent Domain and the Land Assembly Problem
- Future Research Directions in Land Economics
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter investigates the relationships between municipal profiles and household location choice, a primary driver of land use change. Urban economics models typically attribute historical location patterns to rising incomes, falling commuting costs, and cheap new housing on the periphery. Local public finance models endogenize taxes and public services and emphasize preferences for alternative tax service bundles. Following a review of the related theory and literature, a case study from the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area demonstrates how researchers might model the relationships between household location choice and municipal profile using spatially explicit data. This case study discusses data and estimation strategies, including reduced-form models, instrumental variable estimators, and treatment effect estimators. The fundamental challenge is identification in the presence of endogeneity.
Edward Stone is a graduate research assistant in the Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State University.
JunJie Wu is Emery N. Castle Chair in the Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State University.
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