Bus rapid transit and property values in Buenos Aires: Combined spatial hedonic pricing and propensity score techniques

Mariana Conte Grand y Vanesa D´Elía

Por Mariana Conte Grand, Vanesa D´Elía y Sonia León

Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier. 23 de enero de 2020.

This study estimates the impact on property value of one of the first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Data comes from two real estate internet sites for neighborhoods surrounding the BRT. The empirical methodology is innovative since it combines traditional spatial hedonic pricing with matching and weighted regressions, using propensity score estimates. Robustness checks are based on trimmed samples. BRT has a non significant impact on property prices, which can be attributed to the fact that this BRT lies on a traditional corridor and people that come downtown for work are those that use it most.

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