An analysis of the impact of swine CAFOs on the value of nearby houses

  title={An analysis of the impact of swine CAFOs on the value of nearby houses},
  author={Hans R. Isakson and M. Ecker},
  journal={Agricultural Economics},
  • Hans R. Isakson, M. Ecker
  • Published 2008
  • Economics
  • Agricultural Economics
  • The impact of 39 swine confined or concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in Black Hawk County, Iowa on 5,822 house sales is explored by introducing a new variable that more accurately captures the effects of prevailing winds, exploring potential adverse effects within concentric circles around each CAFO, managing selection bias, and incorporating spatial correlation into the error term of the empirical model. Large adverse impacts suffered by houses that are within 3 miles and directly… CONTINUE READING
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