Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/30420
Authors: 
Nitsch, Volker
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 2732
Abstract: 
Airport noise is costly. Airport location is typically associated with lower property prices. Airport expansion often sparks protests by local residents. In this paper, I provide new evidence on the costs of airport-related noise (and other disamenities of airports) for individuals. In contrast to previous work, I analyze voting results on restricting airport operations. Using data from a referendum on the closure of one of Berlin's inner-city airports, Tempelhof, I find that voting behavior is not primarily explained by exposure to airport disamenities. Rather, strong opposition to closure in the vicinity of Tempelhof indicates that adaptive preferences may be important.
Subjects: 
noise
preferences
traffic
airports
JEL: 
D61
D62
H41
I18
R41
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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