Green Buildings: Similar to Other Premium Buildings?

Green Buildings: Similar to Other Premium Buildings? The statistics, finance, and real estate literature regularly rely on propensity score matching techniques to balance samples of data where randomized treatment assignment is not possible. In the sustainable commercial real estate literature the technique has seen substantive use. To analyze price and rent premiums for green buildings, several studies have used propensity scores to ensure samples that contains eco-labeled and un-labeled buildings reflect a randomized assignment of the treatment. Underpinning the argument for the use of propensity scores is the notion that green buildings contain similar attributes to non-green buildings. However, if the green labels were ignored, would premium buildings be otherwise statistically similar to premium buildings in the market? Here, we analyze a research question focusing on the extent to which propensity scores can predict a green building using the standard building attributes and whether propensity scoring is an econometric necessity? http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics Springer Journals

Green Buildings: Similar to Other Premium Buildings?

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Economics; Regional/Spatial Science; Financial Services
ISSN
0895-5638
eISSN
1573-045X
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11146-015-9498-z
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Abstract

The statistics, finance, and real estate literature regularly rely on propensity score matching techniques to balance samples of data where randomized treatment assignment is not possible. In the sustainable commercial real estate literature the technique has seen substantive use. To analyze price and rent premiums for green buildings, several studies have used propensity scores to ensure samples that contains eco-labeled and un-labeled buildings reflect a randomized assignment of the treatment. Underpinning the argument for the use of propensity scores is the notion that green buildings contain similar attributes to non-green buildings. However, if the green labels were ignored, would premium buildings be otherwise statistically similar to premium buildings in the market? Here, we analyze a research question focusing on the extent to which propensity scores can predict a green building using the standard building attributes and whether propensity scoring is an econometric necessity?

Journal

The Journal of Real Estate Finance and EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Feb 22, 2015

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