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Estimating the value of undergrounding electricity and telecommunications networks

McNair, Benjamin; Abelson, Peter

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Underground low-voltage electricity and telecommunications networks have a number of advantages over overhead networks, including reliability of supply, safety and improved visual amenity. This article investigates the value of these benefits to households by estimating the relationship between house prices and type of network service in three suburbs in Canberra, Australia. Holding other house and neighbourhood characteristics constant, we find that underground networks increase house prices...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/29136
Source: The Australian Economic Review
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8462.2010.00608.x

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