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AVM and High Dimensional Data - Do Ridge, the Lasso or the Elastic Net provide an 'automated' solution?
In this paper, we apply Ridge Regression, the Lasso and the Elastic Net to a rich and reliable data set of condominiums sold in Berlin, Germany, between 1996 and 2013. We their predictive performance in a rolling window ...
Farming in cities: Potentials and challenges of urban agriculture in Maputo and Cape Town
In discussions on the future of the world’s cities, urban agriculture (UA) has garnered attention for its potential to contribute to the food supply, to income for urban producers, and to the multiple benefits of ‘green ...
Agricultural policy evaluation with large-scale observational farm data: Environmental impacts of agri-environmental schemes
Agri-environmental schemes (AES) target at improving environmental status of cultivated land by remunerating farmers willing to commit to higher environmental standards. Thus far, no consensus exists whether AES incentivize ...
Public preferences for pasture landscapes and the role of scale heterogeneity
Despite its relevance for agricultural production, biodiversity and landscape aesthetics, grazing livestock is rarely considered in research on public landscape preferences. This paper studies public preferences for pasture ...
What Moves the German Land Market? A Decomposition of the Land Rent-Price Ratio
The price increases on agricultural land markets in the last decade have triggered a debate about land as an attractive investment opportunity for agricultural and nonagricultural investors. In a static environment, the ...