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  • Infographic

    Heating energy down slightly, climate targets still not met

    26.10.2022
  • Workshop

    2nd Workshop on Rent Control

    The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts from different countries and different disciplines (economics, history, law, sociology, etc.) whose “common denominator” is their interest in rent control. This event aims to be a forum for discussing rent control experiences around the world. It should also foster a stronger network among scholars, thus facilitating joint research...

    20.06.2022| Edward Goetz, Åke Gunnelin, Rosane Hungria Gunnelin, Aurora Iannello, Kyung-Hwan Kim. Dennis Keating, Sebastian Kohl, Stephen Malpezzi, Maya Mark, Aleksandar R. Miletić, Hugo Périlleux Sanchez, Linus Pfeiffer, Nikos Potamianos, Bo Söderberg, Lorenz Thomschke, Konstantin A. Kholodilin
  • Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

    Structural Change, Landuse and Urban Expansion

    11.04.2022| Florian Oswald (SciencesPo Paris)
  • DIW Roundup

    Rent control effects through the lens of empirical research

    Rent control is a highly debated social policy that has been omnipresent since World War I. Since 2010s, it has been experiencing a true renaissance, for many cities and countries facing housing shortage are desperately looking for solutions of the chronic housing shortage and direct their attention to controlling housing rents and to other restrictive policies. Is rent control useful or does it...

    07.01.2022| Konstantin A. Kholodilin
  • DIW Roundup

    The Impact of Price Display on Financial Decisions

    Credit decisions play an important role for the economic wellbeing of households. However, the complexity of products and varying price information display makes it hard for consumers to navigate this field. Empirical evidence has important implications for consumer protection policies, as many people fail to make optimal choices for themselves and struggle to understand credit cost information....

    07.01.2022
  • Diskussionspapiere 2008 / 2022

    Lessons from an Aborted Second-Generation Rent Control in Catalonia

    This study investigates the effects of short-lived rent control regulations introduced in Catalonia in September 2020 and revoked in March 2022. Using the microdata of the largest Spanish housing advertisement portal idealista between January 2017 and May 2022, we analyze the dynamics of prices and supply for dwellings offered for rent and for sale. We also examine separately the rental and sales markets. ...

    2022| Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Fernando A. López, David Rey Blanco, Pelayo González Arbués
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    The Hidden Homeownership Welfare State: An International Long-term Perspective on the Tax Treatment of Homeowners

    Welfare is traditionally understood as social security decommodifying labour markets or as social investment policies. In the domain of housing, however, welfare for homeowners is largely hidden in the tax codes’ fiscal exemptions. Based on a content analysis of legislation, this article introduces a novel yearly database of 37 countries between 1901 and 2020 to uncover the “hidden welfare state” of ...

    In: Journal of Public Policy im Ersch. (2022), [online first: 2022-10-21] | Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Sebastian Kohl, Artem Korzhenevych, Linus Pfeiffer
  • DIW Weekly Report 42/43/44 / 2022

    Heat Monitor 2020 and 2021: Heating Energy Consumption down Slightly but Climate Targets Still Not Met

    The building sector plays a major role when it comes to meeting climate targets. An analysis by DIW Berlin based on data from energy provider ista SE shows that in the past two years both the temperature-adjusted heat consumption in German multi-apartment buildings and the temperature-adjusted CO2 emissions have dropped slightly. As positive as this decrease is—despite the increase in homeworking due ...

    2022| Till Köveker, Mats Kröger, Franziska Schütze
  • Diskussionspapiere 1997 / 2022

    Stimulating Housing Policy and Housing Tenure Choice: Evidence from the G7 Countries

    Housing affordability is a hotly debated issue on global scale. A lack of affordable housing of decent quality is a chronic problem in urban areas. Governments try to alleviate it by stimulating homeownership among middle-income households and providing social housing for the low-income households. Such policies are very costly. Thus, this study aims to assess at least tentatively the effectiveness ...

    2022| Eugeniya Malinskaya, Konstantin A. Kholodilin
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Social Policy or Crowding-out? Tenant Protection in Comparative Long-run Perspective

    Private rental markets have become increasingly important since the Global Financial Crisis 2008–2009 and rent controls are back on the political agenda. Yet, they have received less attention from housing scholars than homeownership and public housing. This paper presents new data on the development of private tenancy legislation based on a content-coding of rent control, protection of tenants from ...

    In: Housing Studies (2022), im Ersch. [online first: 2021-03-30] | Sebastian Kohl, Konstantin A. Kholodilin
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