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Rent-Control and Prices of Owner Occupied Housing

  • Häckner, Jonas

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    (Dept. of Economics, Stockholm University)

  • Nyberg, Sten

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    (Dept. of Economics, Stockholm University)

We examine the relation between rent control and prices of owner occupied housing in the presence of different qualities of housing. While a rent ceiling and the price of condominiums are substitutes if housing is undifferentiated, it is shown that this is not necessarily the case when housing differs in quality. A complete dismantling of rent-control may in fact increase the price of condominiums.

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Paper provided by Stockholm University, Department of Economics in its series Research Papers in Economics with number 1997:7.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 06 May 1998
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Publication status: Published in Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2000, pages 213-222.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:sunrpe:1997_0007
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  1. Richard Arnott, 1995. "Time for Revisionism on Rent Control?," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 9(1), pages 99-120, Winter.
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