Environmental amenities as a source of market power

L. O. Taylor, V. K. Smith

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Site-specific environmental amenities can provide a source of product-differentiating market power. Using estimates from hedonic-price equations and residual-demand models, our analysis recovers firm-specific estimates of price markups as measures of market power, and uses these markups to estimate the implied marginal value for access to coastal beaches. The application involves rental price and occupancy data for several thousand beach properties along a portion of the North Carolina coastline during the 1987 to 1992 rental seasons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)550-568
Number of pages19
JournalLand Economics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics


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