The Impacts of Mass Transit Improvements on Residential Land Development Values: Evidence from the Bangkok Metropolitan Region

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Journal Article

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mode - mass transit, place - asia, technology - geographic information systems, land use - impacts, economics - value capture


Spatial analysis, land values, mass transit, GIS, Bangkok


This study examines the impacts of the new mass transit systems on the land values of residential development in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region, Thailand, using geographic information systems and spatial econometrics. The study finds that the proximity to mass transit stations spatially correlates with an increase in the prices of residential land. The benefits of the new mass transit stations, however, may not be equally distributed to the residents of Bangkok due to the lack of value-capture mechanisms such as a capital gains tax or a property tax. Policy implications regarding property taxation are also discussed.


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