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Economics Professor Documents “Shocking” Harm of Power Lines

Posted by: blackwellc | August 17, 2018 | No Comment |

A recent Wall Street Journal article¬†highlights Assistant Professor Chris Mothorpe’s research estimating the economic damages due to power lines. Mothorpe and his colleague David Wyman published an academic article in which they calculated that properties located adjacent to transmission lines sell at a 45% discount.

The link to the Wall Street Journal article is:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-electrifying-factor-affecting-your-propertys-value-1534343506

The link to their original paper is:

http://aresjournals.org/doi/abs/10.5555/0896-5803.40.1.121

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