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Working Paper
Spatial heterogeneity and the geographic distribution of airport noise
One might expect that houses closer to an airport and those in higher minority population neighborhoods experience more airport noise. We find evidence supporting these conjectures when estimating a standard ordered probit model for houses sold near the Atlanta airport. However, because the various neighborhood demographics surrounding the airport can be heterogeneous, and the noise contours are not necessarily correlated with distance in certain neighborhoods, we hypothesize that the impacts of explanatory variables on the probability of greater noise vary across space. We explore spatial heterogeneity by estimating ordered probit locally weighted regressions (OPLWR). These results differ from those using a standard ordered probit model. Moreover, we find notable differences in parameter estimates for different observations (i.e., houses). Even in relatively small areas, our results imply that the standard ordered probit model can generate biased estimates.
AUTHORS: Cohen, Jeffrey P.; Coughlin, Cletus C.
DATE: 2009

Journal Article
Regional airports: Fasten your seatbelt
AUTHORS: Clement, Douglas
DATE: 2000-10

Journal Article
Common descent
Flight delays common at large airports also afflict regional airports in the district.
AUTHORS: Mahon, Joe
DATE: 2008-07

Journal Article
On a wing and a subsidy
Is the Essential Air Service program still vital after 30 years?
AUTHORS: Cobb, Kathy
DATE: 2008-03

Journal Article
Regional airports: embarking on smoother skies
District airports bounce back from 2001 lows with the help of regional jet service.
AUTHORS: Page, Dave
DATE: 2003-05

Journal Article
Regional airports: fear of not flying
AUTHORS: Clement, Douglas
DATE: 2001-01

Working Paper
Airport-related noise, proximity, and housing prices in Atlanta
Using hedonic models, we analyze the effects of noise and proximity on housing prices in neighborhoods near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport during 1995-2002. We address complications caused by changes over time in the levels and geographic distribution of noise and by the fact that noise levels are measured only at the beginning and after the end of the sample period. Generally speaking, housing prices were affected positively by declining noise levels. After accounting for proximity, house characteristics, and demographic variables, houses in noisier areas sold for less than houses subjected to less noise. Comparing prices in 1995-1999 with 2000-2002, the noise discount is larger during the latter period. Proximity to the airport is related positively to housing prices.
AUTHORS: Cohen, Jeffrey P.; Coughlin, Cletus C.
DATE: 2008

The national and regional economy
Remarks at Queens College, Flushing, New York.
AUTHORS: Dudley, William
DATE: 2013

Journal Article
Taking off: Discount airlines transform flying
AUTHORS: anonymous
DATE: 2003-07

Journal Article
Auctions as a vehicle to reduce airport delays and achieve value capture
Congestion at airports imposes large costs on airlines and their passengers. A key reason for congestion is that an airline schedules its flights without regard to the costs imposed on other airlines and their passengers. As a result, during some time intervals, airlines schedule more flights to and from an airport than that airport can accommodate and flights are delayed. This paper explores how a specific market-based proposal by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which includes the use of auctions to determine the right to arrive or depart in a specific time interval at airports in the New York City area, might be used as part of a strategy to mitigate delays and congestion. By explaining the underlying economic theory and key arguments with minimal technical jargon, the paper allows those with little formal training in economics to understand the fundamental issues associated with the FAA's controversial proposal. Moreover, the basics of the proposed auction process, known as a combinatorial auction, and value capture are also explained.
AUTHORS: Cohen, Jeffrey P.; Coughlin, Cletus C.; Ott, Lesli S.
DATE: 2009-11