The choice of functional form and variables in the hedonic price model in Seoul

Serim Huh, Seung-Jun Kwak

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This study demonstrates that the important part of exploring the proper functional form of the hedonic price model would include investigating a dissimilar and unique hedonic price structure when the hedonic price model is applied to different housing markets. Based on the adjustment to the usual technique necessitated by the regional and cultural setting of Seoul, the criteria for significance of implicit price, root-mean-square-percentage-error, and the loglikelihood ratio test are applied to the choice of a useful functional form. We conclude that investigating the structure of a local housing market and choosing proper variables reflecting regional and cultural characteristics, both key parts of such a study, require significant adjustment to the reality of Seoul.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)989-998
Number of pages10
JournalUrban Studies
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jun 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Urban Studies

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